Posts Tagged ‘Nonesuch’

Amadou & Mariam Bring Afropop to the Birchmere Wednesday

Amadou & Mariam, who will be at the Birchmere Wednesday, have been performing together since 1980. However, only in recent years has this blind Malian couple started reaching a sizable audience on this side of the Atlantic.   Their wonderful latest cd, Welcome to Mali, is catchy, creative Afropop, not purist traditional Malian folkloric music or [...]

Rokia Traore–From Mali to Wolf Trap Thursday

Rokia Traore may sometimes strum an acoustic guitar and trill softly, but she is no folkie. Traore, a Malian singer/songwriter, will be atBarns of Wolf Trap Thursday night in support of her latest cd Tchamantche. A diplomat’s daughter who has lived in the Middle East and elsewhere, Traore mixes traditional Malian styles with subtle [...]