BOUBACAR TRAORÉ (MALI)
Friday 06.07.12 - 16:00 - Pavilion
Having played for over 40 years, Boubacar Traoré (also called Kar Kar, the dribler, in his football-playing youth) makes his Roskilde debut, and not one day too soon. Actually, it's a minor legend whom we can finally welcome at Roskilde Festival.
With a voice that sounds like it has slow-ripened in the sun, Traoré plays the blues with the acoustic guitar as the main accompaniment. Humble and intimate music, often frayed by melancholy.
Don't miss a meeting with a West African veteran whose status in his native country is on par with Ali Farka Touré.
Label: Lusafrica / import
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.