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.