Thursday November 21, 2013 Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz 8:00 pm $28 adv / $33 door
By phone: 1.800.838.3006
On tour to promote her new release Beaufiful Africa. -- Malian Superstar Rokia Troaré, one of the most adventurous singer-songwriter in Africa, knew that she wanted to create a new musical style that was" more modern, but still African, something more blues and rock than my folk guitar ".
Itís an album that will win Rokia yet more supporters, and raise a few eyebrows, but this dramatic change in musical direction is quite in keeping with her always adventurous career.
Rokia Traoré's "Beautiful Africa" Released in Europe, Earns Five Stars in Guardian, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times
"The tone is reflective, the traditionally influenced melodies understated, enhancing Traoré's claim to be Africaís most interesting and genuinely experimental contemporary musician." - The Daily Telegraph
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