Friday, November 8, 2013
By: Susan Budig
Good things come in threes and Rokia TraorГ©вЂ™s appearance at The Cedar Cultural Center on November 25th will be her third gig at their venue, as if following a timetable every four years. This time will be no exception as she arrives with a new album, Beautiful Africa (2013), which further expands on her already eclectic repertoire.
As in the past her new album includes her languages of Bambara and French with a smattering of English. Her past concerts have been likewise delivered. She brings her homeland, Mali, to her audience, but tempered with a world-view, an objective view, as well as an intimate and loving view of one who dearly loves her country, but no longer resides there.
Ms. TraorГ© will work her musical magic on a Monday, setting the tone for the rest of the week. If you go, youвЂ™ll still find yourself feeling grateful for the experience come Thanksgiving later that week. If you donвЂ™t, you might have to wait until 2017 if she sticks with her current pattern of touring to Minnesota and that would be a shame.
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The Cedar is an all ages venue