Habib Koité
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Habib Koité
Malian String Master

Habib Koité

Feb 24
Miner Auditorium

ABOUT HABIB KOITÉ
“The biggest pop star of the West African nation of Mali” (Rolling Stone), guitarist and singer Koité has headlined festivals around the world with his infectious blend of rock-influenced Afropop, releasing eight chart-topping albums and working with artists ranging from African vocal superstar Oumou Sangaré to Eric Bibb, Bonnie Raitt, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. A pioneering instrumentalist, Koité has adapted the tuning and playing style of the Malian lute to the Western acoustic guitar, expanding its possibilities.

PLEASE NOTE
We regret to inform you that Bassekou Kouyaté and his band have not been granted visas to come to the US, and therefore will not be performing on Sunday, February 24th. We are still very excited to have Habib Koité and his percussionist Mama Kone able to share their duo performance as originally scheduled.

Personnel

Habib Koité guitar & vocals
Bassekou Kouyaté ngoni & vocals
TBA

A genius, and living proof that the blues comes from the region of Segu.

Taj Mahal on Bassekou Kouyaté

Personnel

Habib Koité guitar & vocals
Bassekou Kouyaté ngoni & vocals
TBA

A genius, and living proof that the blues comes from the region of Segu.

Taj Mahal on Bassekou Kouyaté

Watch & Listen

Habib Koité

Diarabi Niani

Bassekou Kouyaté

Dankou

Habib Koité

Diarabi Niani

Bassekou Kouyaté

Dankou