Went to Oldham to see Rokia Traore, who the night before, in Edinburgh, had been presented with the BBC Radio 3 World Music Award (Africa). The venue – The Castle – was tiny, so it was a wonderful opportunity to see an acoustic set (including water calabash) in an intimate setting. A truly fantastic show – one of the best ever.

Later, in July, she appeared at WOMAD (BBC Radio 3 website – listen again to 3 tracks).

Here she is performing in Paris this year (full-length concert video):

And here she performs ‘Sara’ from her 2004 Nonesuch release Bowmboï:

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