Habib Koité,

the modern griot


Habib takes some unique approaches to playing the guitar. He tunes his instrument to the pentatonic scale and plays on open strings as one would on a kamale n'goni.At other times Habib plays music that sounds closer to the blues or flamenco...




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The Prague Post by Darrell Jonsson - 03 19 09


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A melding of musical cultures

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - 03 14 09


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MALI’S great musical talisman, Habib Koite...

Le Monde by Patrick Labesse - 2007 (in french)


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Release about his last album

Le Soir - Sept. 2007 by Thierry Coljon (in french)


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Le Mali modèle d'Habib Koité l'Africain

Libération by Bouziane Daoudi- 2007 oct. (in french)


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Habib Koité, à part dans le carré mandingue

FRoots - 2007


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Vanity Fair - 2007


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Showtime in Sahara

Mondomix - 2007 (in french)


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Habib Koité - Guitare souple, voix de velours, tempo entêtant, Habib Koité développe sa notoriété internationale d’homme de scène avec l’endurance tranquille ...

Songlines - Nov. 2007 par Katharina Kane (en anglais)


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Release CD "Afriki"

Nouvel Obs - Sept. 2007 (in french)


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Koité a su développer un style tout à fait personnel..

World (April 2004) : Habib Koité


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Review of Fôly!, the double live CD (in French)

Marianne by F. Briard (French article!!!)


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Ils ont osé le chanter

Habib Koité - infos sheet


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Informations PDF file inluding bio, disco and press reviews

Het Parool - Muzik (neerland website)


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CD release

Forspel (Scandinavian press)


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Sjunger for Afrikas framtid

Valtrimmad aterkomst (Scandinavian press)


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CD release "Afriki"

Schwitzerland press : www.anzeiger-luzern.ch


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Weltmusik mit Sinn für Heimat