"'World music' was expecting me to be what I'm not," Traoré says. "I'm not a griotte [praise singer]. I'm not from Wassoulou. I have not been in a national orchestra. I am not able to make traditional Malian music"
From Kishasa's ear-bursting sounds, Ghanaian rappers, Afrobeat kings from Nigeria to Nubian rhythms in Egypt, among a host of titillating sounds and rhythms, Africa's musical year will get off to an exciting start.