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    Rokia Traoré

    On her spare, sensuous third recording, Malian singer Rokia Traoré expands her vision of an inspirational new-world folk music that connects with listeners of all ages. By using a minimalist approach for the arrangements -- percussion and strings (traditional African…
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    House Of Tudor

    Being a member of the Bamana, descendants of a Malian warrior clan, Rokia Traoré is not constrained by the shrill griotte tradition of her country that passes musical customs along hereditary lines. Her music -- soft, sensual, and accessible to…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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