Sounds from the Sahel: Mali Track of the Week

Rokia Traoré – Mouneissa

It is time to return to a Mali Interest Hub favourite; Rokia Traoré. This week track is the title track from Rokia’s first album ‘Mouneissa‘ – the second time this album has produced a ‘Track of the Week’.

Mouneissa – the song – is a dreamy, relaxing song carried along by simple melodies. It summarises the whole album which is inculpated by the innocence of youth. As one critic writes: “Elle y déroule un climat de sensualité et de tendresse extrême (she unwraps an atmosphere of sensuality and extreme tenderness)”. Such are Rokia’s musical gifts.

Rokia Traoré – Mouneissa

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