Shakespeare’s heroine from the play Othello, Desdemona, is the subject of a new musical work getting its New York debut at the White Light Festival. We’ll learn more about Toni Morrison’s female-centric “Desdemona” with director Peter Sellars – plus, Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré and actress Tina Benko will perform live in our studio.
As a child, Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré absorbed the musical traditions of her Bamana heritage alongside those of the countries to which she traveled. She has also collaborated with the Kronos Quartet and been called the most adventurous African artist around. She joins us to discuss her latest album, “Tchamantché”, ...
For every couple that bonds over a passion for Puccini, there's another that runs aground because he loves Bach and she loves Beyoncé. Today: When taste in music tears couples apart. Also: Unconventional Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré joins us in the studio for a live performance.
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