Habib Koite & Bamada (Mali)
One of Africa's most beloved and popular musicians
Two years ago, Habib Koite came to present his album “Kharifa” in the sold out theatre of Muziekpublique. Two musicians from his team were unable to join the concert, so this year we are taking revenge on the past and inviting them back to set the Molière on fire. We’re counting on you to give a proper welcome to one of West Africa’s greatest artists.
Koité is mainly known for his unique guitar play, magical strumming that can suddenly flutter towards blues and flamenco. Combined with inspired and melodious singing, he takes you on a journey straight to a West African oasis.
Habib Koité graduated as a guitarist from the National Institute of Art in Mali in 1982. He founded his first band Bamada not before he was thirty. Habib Koité & Bamada achieved great success at home and abroad over the years. He scored his first major hit with Cigarette A Bana, from his first album Muso Ko. This album reached the top of the European world-music charts. Since then, the songwriter has been touring almost constantly.
Koité combines the best of Mali’s rich traditional heritage with the best of modern blues and pop music. His sparkling, virtuoso guitar technique and soft, husky melodious voice is loved by pop and world-music aficionados all over the world. Travel along to Koité’s home country.
- Habib Koité : lead vocals, guitar
- Abdoul Wahab Berthé : bass, kamalé ngoni
- Issa Koné: guitar, banjo, backing vocals
- Charly Coulibaly: keyboard, backing vocals
- Mama Koné: percussion, backing vocals
- Mahamadou Koné: tamani (talking drums), barra
ATTENTION, for this concert you will be asked to present a covid safe ticket in addition to the concert ticket. Info: www.muziekpublique.be/coronavirus