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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30-11-2011
Habib & Five Great Guitars - African Blues 2011


"The Five Great Guitars" previous editions saw Jan Kuiper, Digmon Roovers, Erwin Java and Zoumana Diarra share the stage with Eric Vaarzon Morel, Harry Sacksioni and Jan Akkerman. In recent years Kuiper immersed himself in the rich music cultures of West Africa which formed the inspiration for the new African Blues program of "The Five Great Guitars". With bluesy guitar licks, virtuoso patterns, swinging bass lines and the unique sounds of Malian guitarist and singer Habib Koité as special guest "The Five Great Guitars" take a tour through the rich African music. Together with percussionists Mousse Pathé M'Baye and Dramane Diarra these five guitar wizzards are giving a dazzling performance.

http://fivegreatguitars.com/
 
26-02-2011
North American Tour Acoustic Africa - Habib Koité, Oliver Mtukudzi, Afel Bocoum


http://www.imnworld.com/artists/detail/152/acoustic-africa
 
13-10-2010
Habib Koité named UNICEF Mali Ambassador


http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/mali_56522.html
 
28-03-2010
Habib meets Jim Peterik @ Chicago

(The Survivor - co-writer "Eye of the Tiger," which is the theme from the motion picture Rocky III)

http://www.jimpeterik.com/
 
17-03-2010
Regina Carter

yesterday @ NYC Highline Ballroom, Regina Carter joined Habib on stage to accompany on the violin the song "Nteri". Thanks to Barbara Glover for the picture !

http://www.reginacarter.com/
 
16-03-2010
An incredible gallery of Habib's poster !

101 adverts of Habib's show ! made by Alice Fenenga (on FaceBook)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=356&id=100000870004557