Aug 15 Published in Live Music by jessibird
Anybody up for some gorgeous singing from a Malian pop star? The Rio Theatre website says:
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, two styles he studied under Khalilou Traoré a veteran of the legendary Afro-Cuban band Maravillas du Mali. Unlike the griots, his singing style is restrained and intimate with varying cadenced rhythms and melodies.
Want to hear a sample? Of course you do - go listen to Habib.
See you at the Rio Theatre! Tuesday, August 19th at 8 p.m.