ROKIA TRAORÉ (ML)
Friday 05.07.13 - 19:00 - Odeon
She pays her third visit to Roskilde Festival this year. And a voice like that of Rokia Traoré is an even greater need today than ever before.
Today she serves as a voice for not just Mali, but the entire African continent. Her new album is called Beautiful Africa and has regular PJ Harvey wingman John Parish producing.
Rokia Traoré uses West African traditions as a stepping stone, but her live shows first and foremost embody the funky and electric Africa. You can also tell that the diplomat's daughter has listened to music from all over the globe throughout her life.
Label: Nonesuch / Warner
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.