While read­ing my emails, I got the TED newslet­ter and read about Rokia Tra­ore per­form­ing “Kounan­di”. Then from the com­ments below the video/performance’s post, got linked to a movie also called “Kounan­di” (via Emi­ly McManus).

Also learned that “Kounan­di” is a name that means “one who brings luck”. The more you know…

PS. Rokia Tra­ore is a Malian singer who blends the tra­di­tions of her Bamana her­itage with a mod­ern singer-song­writer’s approach to music-mak­ing. Ambi­tious albums — and an opera — have made her a Euro­pean star. Full bio and more links here.

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