Bloomington, USA – Malian star, Habib Koité, has a brand new double CD, Foly! Live Around the World recorded live. The CD is to be released on January 13 and features Habib live in concert around the world with the all-star outfit Bamada backing him up on extended and reworked versions of many of his most popular songs.
Habib is known for his unique approach 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. Unlike the jelis (also known as griots), his singing style is restrained and intimate with varying cadenced rhythms and melodies.
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Community Center, Sebastopol, CA,
Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA,
Los Angeles, CA,
Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara, CA,
Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA,
Stewart Theatre, Raleigh, NC,
Theatre, Princeton, NJ,
Gilbert Grosvenor Auditorium, Washington, DC,
02/13/2004, Fri Cummings Arts Center, New London, CT
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Iron Horse Northhampton, MA
Annenburg Center, Philadelphia, PA
02/19/2004, Thu Finney Chapel, Oberlin, OH
, Chicago, IL
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Collegeville, MN
Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
Bomhard Theatre, Louisville, KY
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.