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Saturday, July 26, 2008 Options
Habib Koite

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It seems like the hard-working Malian songwriter / guitarist / bandleader Habib Koite never stops touring. The effort has paid off; his recent CDs have established Koite as one of the biggest-selling African artists internationally.

Tireless on the road, he did however take a break from recording. The new CD "Afriki" (Cumbancha Records) is his first studio recording in six years. He'll be making his second visit of the year to NYC on Sunday August 3rd to participate in Celebrate Brooklyn's annual all-day African festival.

Koite draws inspiration from traditional Malian instruments and styles, but his own style is entirely contemporary. He'll give some insight into how he does it, including sonic evidence as he performs a few songs solo.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Sporto Kantes: Whistle Options / French Pop Candies / Naive
First whistling event of the show.

La Troba Kung Fu: Loco & Motora Options / Clavell Morenet / KK Industria Cultural

Willie Colon: Potpourri III Options / The Good, The Bad, The Ugly / Fania
Canta: Hector Lavoe

Kassav: Ojala Options / Un Toque Latino / Columbia

Setona: Sambala Options / Various Artists: Think Global Women of Africa / World Music Network
From Sudan. Also on Setona's cd Queen of Henna (Blue Flame)

Pistolera: Extranjero Options / En Este Camino / Luchadora / *

Ozomatli: La Temperatura Options / Don't Mess with the Dragon / Concord

Maracatu New York: Somos de Agua Fria Options / Maracatu New York

Izingqunqulu Zomhlaba: Zikulindile Options / Various Artists: Planet Zulu / Nascente

Soul Brothers: Ithemba Lami Options / Various Artists: Planet Zulu / Nascente

Habib Koite: Nanale Options / Foly! / World Village
Live double-cd. This track recorded live in Tubingen, Germany.

Habib Koite: N'ba Options
Live in the studio

Habib Koite: N'tesse Options
Live in the studio

Habib Koite: Africa Options
Live in the studio

Habib Koite: N'Teri Options
Live in the studio

Habib Koite: Nta Dima Options / Afriki / Cumbancha

Habib Koite: Barra Options / Afriki / Cumbancha

Habib Koite: Fimani Options / Afriki / Cumbancha

Daby Toure: Mi Wawa Options / Diam / Real World

Puerto Plata: Los Piratas Options / Mujer de Cabaret / Iaso

Opiyo Bilongo and Bilongo Golden Stars: Yuak Debe Sauti Moja Options / What Do People Want? / Kanyo

Rex Lawson and His Rivers Men: Oko Options / Highlife Time - Nigerian & Ghanian Soul / Vampi Soul / *

Grupo Los Santos: A Danca Dos Santos Options / Lo Que Somo Lo Que Sea / Deep Tone / *

Burkina Electric: Sankar Yaare Options / Reeme Tekre 1
c/o calabashmusic.com

Lukas Ligeti: Great Circles Tune 1 Options / Afrikan Machinery / Tzadik / *
Third and final whistling event of the show (Habib Koite also whistled but I have yet to check which song he whistled on).




Listener comments!

  Sun. 7/27/08 5:34am dirkzaffer:

Today, Pistolera on Sfinks festival - Belgium !!!
Here i come !!!!!!!!
Yesterday, Nortec Collective !!! Great show !!
Look site - www.sfinks.be !!!
  Sun. 5/2/10 7:36pm Alice Fenenga:

Hello Rob,
Specially for Habib Koité I listened to your program today (2 years later!!), but I can say that I enjoy the whole program. You have a nice voice and you give a lot of information about the CD's. With regards from Amsterdam (03/05/'10).
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