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Thursday March 31, 2016

From Do Savannah

Savannah Music Fest blog: Starting off with a bang with Rokia Traore, The Hot Sardines and more
By: Doug DeLoach

In one of the most anticipated concerts of this year’s festival (most assuredly, as far as this reporter was concerned), internationally acclaimed Malian singer-guitarist-songwriter Rokia Traore led her five-piece band through a stunning set at Trustees Theater. In the tradition of an authentic royal griot, Traore mesmerized the audience with mellifluously seductive melodies and irresistible rhythmic magic while imparting poetic tales of emotional depth and lessons in moral courage. For the concert finale, Traore brought the audience to its dancing feet with an astonishingly dramatic recitation and call-and-response song built upon a single word: respect.

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