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African music at Roskilde Festival 2013

Rokia Traoré, Mokoomba, Bombino, Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene and more

The largest music festival in Northern Europe also has focus on the World Music genre and not least top musicians from the African continent.

Rokia Traoré (Mali) was visiting Roskilde Festival for the third time and a few years ago she was the first to receive the Roskilde Festival World Music Award. Also on stage at the Roskilde festival this year was Mokoomba, which is probably the most popular band from Zimbabwe at the moment. Bombino from Niger has been compared to Jimi Hendrix for his guitar playing. Two Ethiopian bands were featured: Krar Collective and Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene. The Heliocentrics from UK also provided a good Ethiopian soundtrack and Nubanour from Egypt was feautured on Gloria stage. This year the Roskilde Festival took place from 4th to 7th of July. More than 75.000 bought a ticket to the festival which also featured artists like Rihanna, Kraftwerk and Metallica.


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