Rokia Traoré: Tchamantche
Another worldly stunner this time from Malian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Rokia Traoré. Backed by musicians playing traditional African instruments including n'gouni, classical harp, and kora, with the addition of acoustic and electric guitar (Rokia plays a 1967 Gretsch Country Gentleman), percussion, a complete drum kit, and singing mostly in her native tongue, Tchamantche is a tender and warm if somewhat forlorn tasty treat that also happens to be beautifully recorded.
Tchamantche is Rokia Traoré's 4th album and the first to be released on Tama/Nonesuch. You really should give it a listen and make sure you check out her take on George and Ira Gershwin's "The Man I Love".
He'll build a little home, That's meant for twoGet the CD-Quality FLAC download from Quboz.
From which I'll never roam, Who would, would you
And so all else above
I'm dreaming of the man I love