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World Music: November 2013 Archives

Rokia Traoré

Rokia Traoré is an award-winning Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her newest album is called "Beautiful Africa". And Reuben Maan told Karen Gordon all about Rokia and what prompted her latest recording.
Listen audio (runs 4:36)
Rokia Traoré will appear in concert at Koerner Hall in Toronto on November 27th.
Learn more at Rokia's website.

Anoushka Shankar

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar was Reuben's focus---Anoushka has just released an album called "Traces Of You" that's a tribute to her late father, Ravi Shankar.
Listen audio (runs 4:52)

Here's a posting that Reuben wrote for CBC Music about the influence that Indian music has had on other musical genres.
And here's an obituary that Reuben wrote when Ravi Shankar died.