Saturday, February 7, 2009

To Rokia and Band: Wow, and Thank You!

Last night The Cedar was rocked by a phenomenal performance by Rokia Traoré and her incredible band. The room was packed, and by the end of the evening everyone was on their feet, shaking most parts of their anatomy, while the band seemed to be channeling the Prince records they had been listening to in the Green Room before they came on stage (filtered through Mali, of course)!

We send out our thanks to Rokia, the band and the crew for such an inspirational evening of hot playing!

For those who want to relive a bit of it, here's a YouTube clip of the same band just a few months back in Stockholm:

Yet more proof that you should never miss a live performance by a band from Mali!

Upcoming African shows at The Cedar:

Sunday, February 15: Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited "The Lion of Zimbabwe"

Thursday, February 19: Gokh-Bi System Hip-hop from Senegal

Sunday, May 3: Dobet Gnahoré Remarkable singer from Côte d’Ivoire, co-presented by Walker Art Center

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