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Transpacific Sound Paradise
Saturday, July 26, 2008
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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)
Sun. 7/27/08 5:34am
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
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).