Aug 15

Habib Koité at the Rio

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Habib Koite

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.


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