A storied dress, music and a moving message at Glastofest

Author jetsetgirl
Collection Beats & Grooves

Award-winning Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Rokia Traorés voice, the dress she wore and the words of her song ‘Ne So’, which means “Home” in her native Bambara language - posed a striking figure on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury last weekend. 

As an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Rokia visited many refugee camps which inspired the song. 

Then there's the dress: “There’s no better place than Glastonbury to wear the incredible Dress For Our Time,” said Rokia. “We’re in the middle of a huge pop-up tented city and I’m wearing a dress made from a UNHCR tent which sheltered a Syrian refugee family for months. I’ve seen for myself the work of UNHCR supporting refugees from Mali and the difference that shelter can make to people who have lost their homes.”

More from Rokia's main Pyramid Stage performance: 

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