Habib Koité (Early Show)
November 3 @ 6:00 pm
Presented by Triple Door
One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal because Koité’s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, delighting audiences the world over, and placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music. Bonnie Raitt proclaims, “first there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray, and now Habib.”
Habib’s much-anticipated new release, Kharifa, was recorded entirely in Bamako. The sound of Mali, its rich and diversified musical traditions, and its instruments permeate the music of this superb project.
*Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy: Earshot recommends that all ticket holders be vaccinated. Masks are required unless actively eating or drinking. Policy subject to change. Full policy here.
Habib Koité photo by Margot Canton