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Traore, Rokia / Bowmboi
Album:Bowmboi Collection:World
Artist:Traore, Rokia Added:Sep 2004
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-01 Pull Date:2005-01-03 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Dec 26Dec 19Dec 12Dec 5Nov 28Nov 21Nov 14Nov 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 22, 2004:the Dog and Pony Show
4.Dec 07, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Kote Don
2.Dec 14, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Kote Don
5.Nov 30, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Dec 08, 2004:The Dog and Pony Show
6.Nov 26, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum - "Hi, Mom!"
Kote Don

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-10-28 
The Malian singer-songwriter is once again surrounded by acoustic guitar, lute, kora, and balafon, but also adds a contemporary classical feel by including guests Kronos Quartet on two tracks (#5 & #10). She has a beautiful, emotionally powerful voice and can truly create an atmosphere. Watch out for one minute of silence in track 10 (actually track 10 & track 11, but only cues as 1 track).

*1. Slow & delicate w/an edge of darkness.
2. Mid/uptempo w/a galloping percussive feel.
*3. Uptempo w/great vocals…gets wild towards the end.
*4. Soaring vocal duet, strings, midtempo. Very cool..
5. Sweet vocals/strings. Warm & lyrical.
6. Quiet intro, intricate, tripping vocals, then midtempo.
*7. Fast & bright blend of perc/strings/vocals.
8. Slow and lovely guitar/vocals. Tinged with sadness.
9. Midtempo w/bright vocals/strings/perc. It grows on you.
*10. Slow intro, haunting vocals. Silence at 5:48 then at 6:57 a percussive-driven jam.

Track Listing
1.M'bifo 6.Deli
2.Sara 7.Nienafing
3.Kote Don 8.Kele Mandi
4.Mariama 9.Kanou
5.Manian 10.Bowmboi