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Rokia Traoré – Mélancolie

Rokia Traoré Astonishing singer, songwriter, acrobatic livewire and icon Rokia Traoré returns in April with new album Beautiful Africa, the follow-up to 2009’s superb Tchamantché, and has shared a seductive new video for the track Mélancolie (video below).

In an interview with musicOMH last year, the Malian star discussed how her latest work – produced by serial PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish – sees her branching out across frontiers, collaborating with a range of musicians and singing in several languages, including some English.

The track listing for Beautiful Africa runs like this:

1. Lalla
2. Kouma
3. Sikey
4. Ka Moun Kè
5. Mélancolie
6. N’Téri
7. Tuit Tuit
8. Beautiful Africa
9. Sarama

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