Rokia Traoré - Wednesday at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wednesday 28 April 2010 7:30 pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
plus Sweet Billy Pilgrim.
Tickets £16.50, £21.50
Two boundary-busting acts, one stage: several worlds collide in one of the most intriguing tours 0f 2010.
Rokia Traoré takes African music places nobody knew it could go, using rock, jazz and classical as a springboard to adapt and update traditional Malian sounds.
Raised in Bamako and Europe, she applies an outsider's perspective to her music inviting her audience to experience African music's place in the 21st century. The Sunday Times described her 2008 album, Tchamantché as a 'beguiling journey across borders', and named it among the best of the year.
'Arguably the most exciting, most thrilling live African music show around.' Time Out
'Traore has become the experimental diva of Africa.' The Guardian
'This is an album that should have been made by somebody holed up in New York, experimenting with Brian Eno, its contemporary global sound relying on traditional instruments such as kora, ngoni and even steel drums. Traoré sounds ready to join the big league'. The Times