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With her twangy Gretsch electric guitar, singer-songwriter Rokia Traore has transformed Western conceptions of West African music, introducing a blues and rock edge to a still noticeable African sound. While she sings in the Malian language Bambara, her experimental sound declares that she is not a Malian traditional singer, but a true modern original.

New Rokia videos recorded live at The Cedar, Minneapolis, Tue Feb 10, 2009

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