Rokia Traoré to Release New Album: Spring 2013

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Saturday December 15, 2012


Nonesuch Records to Release New Album from Singer/Songwriter Rokia Traoré in Early 2013
By: Nonesuch

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré has a new album coming in the spring of 2013 on Nonesuch Records; it is the first time Nonesuch will release her record worldwide. Further details about the album and its release will be announced shortly, as will upcoming festival and tour dates.

Pitchfork described Traoré’s most recent record, 2009’s Tchamantché, as ‘a guitar album of a particularly understated bent … hauntingly spare yet ridiculously well-defined, the timbre and tone of every string presented in perfect resolution.’ And the BBC World Service called it ‘One of the best albums of the year. An absolute stunner.’ Tchamantché also won a Victoires de la Musique (the equivalent of a Grammy Award in France) and a Songlines Artist of the Year Award for Traoré.

The daughter of a Malian diplomat who was posted to the US, Europe, and the Middle East, Traoré studied sociology in Brussels before embarking on her musical career. Currently living in Paris, she returns to her native Mali frequently. Her music draws upon that country’s traditions as well as the European and American rock and pop she has listened to throughout her life.

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