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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Three guitars, three voices, three cultures

Three guitars, three voices, three cultures

African musicians perform

By Michael Armstrong
Staff Writer Homer News


http://homernews.com/stories/033011/arts_tgtv.shtml
 03/17/2011: San José Mercury News: Acoustic Africa brings diverse sounds to the Bay Area


http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_17613623?nclick_check=1
MARCH 8, 2011 - Report and photos by Banning Eyre for Afropop: Acoustic Africa II: Mali meets Zimbabwe


http://blog.afropop.org/2011/03/acoustic-africa-ii-mali-meets-zimbabwe.html
Mar 07 2011, The Star: Flying fingers sell out African guitar titans’ show


http://www.thestar.com/article/950153
Le Soir - Sept. 2007 (in french)



FRoots - 2007

"Koite's voracious musical curiosity, broad international fan base, impressive cd sales and fruitful collaboration with the likes of Bonnie Raitt..."



Songlines - Nov. 2007 by Katharina Kane

Malian Music Habib Koite has been since his beautiful album, Baro was released six long years ago, he quietly sneacks a fresh dose of acoustic Mali onto the market..."



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