Rokia Traoré Tours North America

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Wednesday September 21, 2016

From Saanich News

Show brings West African rhythms to UVic
By: Jacob Zinn

This November, the University of Victoria will get a dose of multicultural music from the other side of the world with the announcement of its latest concert.

Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Rokia Traoré is headlining the Farquhar Auditorium on Nov. 5, performing her unique and diverse style of music, blending traditional African instrumentals with a Western pop/rock influence. The show is co-presented by UVic and the Victoria Jazz Society.

Born in Mali, Traoré got to see the world with her father, who was a diplomat in the West African country. She gained musical influences from her travels in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, France and Belgium, where she became exposed to classical, jazz, pop and traditional Indian music.

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