The artist Rokia Traore would be difficult to put in any specific box as she’s always been trying to blend western and african music, sounds and styles. I’ve got all her albums, some of the songs are delightful indeed. An article from The Guardian reviews her latest work, she’s now involved in classical music: none other than Mozart. Now then, Mr. Musicologist what are going to call this, eh?
It takes a lot of guts from an artist of african origins to get involved in western classical music, she dared cross the line. Will the pundits be open-minded about this, just like Peter Sellars was when he involved her in this project? Time will tell.
Read the article here: Mozart and the magic iron bar