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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02-07-2008
Habib at Nice (F) for a Mandigo Opera

Here is a first links : Habib was at Akropolis on stage with 5 x 500 kids ! 5 different performances... Some photos from this Mandigo opera called Kirina. (onFlickr) :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjour_photos/
 
03-03-2008
"Takamba" - videoclip



 
23-02-2008
Habib @ Cape Verde Islands

Really nice enthusiasm yesterday @ Mindelo (one of the islands) for the Habib's concert. Bamada West African's tour continue... Next stops @ Bissau, Nouakchoot and Dakar

http://www.ambafrance-cv.org/article.php3?id_article=860
 
11-02-2008
Press review : Le Faso.net

Concert Live @ Bobo Dioulasso (in French)

http://www.lefaso.net/spip.php?article25535
 
07-02-2008
On stage at Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)

The 1st concert was great yesterday and the audience was enthusiastic to see Habib again @ Bobo. See the pictures on the French Cultural Center's website

http://www.ccfhenrimatisse.com/pages/album-08-02-habib.php
 
04-02-2008
Habib - West African tour

Habib and his band Bamada will start a 7 weeks West African's tour ! The concerts will take place in the French Cultural Centres and French Alliances. This tour is supported by Culture France