Malian songstress Rokia Koné did team up with Real World Records to release her latest single, “Kurunba”. The enchanting track is lifted from Rokia’s just-announced debut album, BAMANAN.
That upcoming LP is a collaboration with Irish-born, California-based rock producer Jacknife Lee. Alongside the new song arrives an arresting visual directed by Kennedy Junior Muntanga.
“‘Kurunba’ tells the story of a particular woman who was freed from her isolation,” explains Rokia. “On the day of her daughter’s wedding she sang this song, and the same people who had tried to lock her up were transformed into dogs and flies. It’s like a curse.”