Lobi Traoré (1961 – 1 June 2010) was a Malian musician. He was born in the village of Bakaridianna, on the Niger River close to Ségou and died in Bamako. His breakthrough album, Bamako, produced by Ali Farka Touré, was released in 1994.
Biography by David Jeffries. Like his friend and sometimes associate Ali Farka Touré, Lobi Traoré was an excellent guitarist, a warm singer, and a revered player of Mali-flavored blues. Born in 1961 in the Malian village of Bakaridiana. ead Full Biography.
Guitarist Lobi Traoré plays deep blues from his homeland in Mali, east of that other River of Song - the Niger. Traoré was the guitarist on Damon Albarn's Mali Music recording that kicked off the Honest Jons label that this recording is released on.
20/09/2010 -. Accompanied by just his instrument, the Malian singer and guitarist Lobi Traoré recorded the tracks from this latest album Rainy Season Blues before his sudden death in June 2010. For over fifteen years, music lovers and professionals from around the world passing through Bamako made sure they met Lobi Traore.
A songwriter, singer and t, Lobi Traoré was best known for his distinctive, almost psychedelic guitar style. His music was a gritty but never overwrought fusion of rock and blues with his own Bambara folklore roots and earned him a strong cult following at home in Mali. For the follow-up album Bamako (1994), Traoré began an association with the late "desert blues" maestro Ali Farka Touré, who produced and made guest appearances on this and the two subsequent releases, Segou (1996) and Duga (1999). On the latter he was joined by the Paris-based harmonica player Vincent Bucher, whom he had got to know during tours of Europe in the mid-1990s.
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