Rokia Traoré "Mandeka classics" in Paris

UNESCO Week of Sound 2020

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Rokia Traoré — Singer
Samba Diabaté — Guitarist
Mamah Diabaté — N'goni
Habib Sangaré — Bolon
Joel Massa Diarra — Balafon

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For the opening night of the Semaine du Son (Week of Sound), Rokia Traoré and her band perform at the UNESCO auditorium in Paris. The concert revisits the classics and popular hits of Mandingo music with exceptional elegance.

Since her emergence on the international scene in 1997, the Malian singer and composer Rokia Traoré has been recognised as one of the finest voices on the African continent. Her music and career have been crafted on a strong attachment to the ancestral tradition of the Mandingo griots, as well as an aspiration for crossovers with jazz and blues.

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Directed by:
Samuel Thiebaut
Production date: 2020
Recording date: 20 janvier 2020
Duration: 48 min
Production: Oléo
Resolution: Full HD