Rokia Traoré

Rokia Traoré appears in the following:

A New Doc Helps Us Be Smarter About Trumpet Player Clark Terry; Rokia Traore Plays Live

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A new documentary about Clark Terry helps Soundcheck get smarter about the jazz trumpeter's music. Malian guitarist Rokia Traore performs in the Soundcheck studio.


Rokia Traoré: The Malian Singer Showcases 'Beautiful Africa'

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The award-winning Malian singer and guitarist has worked with Ali Farka Toure, poet and playwright Toni Morrison, and the Kronos Quartet. Hear her play solo in the Soundcheck studio.


Desdemona Tells Her Side

Monday, October 31, 2011

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.

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Rokia Traoré

Friday, January 30, 2009

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”, ...

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It's Not You, It's Your Music

Friday, January 30, 2009

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.