Habib Koité

Mali
Singer-Songwriter Folk African
Habib Koité

Malian guitarist and singer Habib Koité is one of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians.
One of the keys to his success has been is dedication to touring. A true road warrior, Habib Koite & Bamada have performed more than 1500 shows since 1994 and appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious concert stages worldwide.
He brings together different styles of Malian music and creates a new pan-Malian approach that reflects his open-minded interest in all types of music.
He has gained a strong fan base by integrating the rock and folk sounds of the Western world, without watering down his cherished Malian roots.
Called "Mali's biggest pop star" by Rolling Stone (in an infamous article in which Bonnie Raitt compared Habib to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn), Habib has also received raves from widely read publications such as People, Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times.

Tourdates

22.05.2018 DE-Darmstadt Centralstation Tickets
24.05.2018 BE-Leuven Cultural Center 30 CC Tickets
25.05.2018 DE-Essen Philharmonie Essen Tickets
26.05.2018 CH-Zürich Moods im Schiffbau
01.06.2018 DE-Kaiserslautern Kammgarn Kaiserslautern Tickets
01.02.2019 AT-Wien Wiener Konzerthaus
Videos
  • Habib Koité - Live @ Ethno Port Festival, Poznan
    Habib Koité - Live @ Ethno Port Festival, Poznan
  • Habib Koité - Fatma - clip
    Habib Koité - Fatma - clip
  • Habib Koite à Bamako - le 4 avril 2014
    Habib Koite à Bamako - le 4 avril 2014
Press
„His reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical, combining rock and classical techniques with Malian tunings that make the guitar sound like a kora or ngoni."
New York Times
„Habib Koité ist ein Phänomen: Der Sänger und Gitarrist aus Mali verbindet Virtuosität mit einer weise anmutenden Form der Gelassenheit."
Stuttgarter Zeitung
Discography
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2014
ContreJour
Line up

Habib Koité - Lead vocal, guitar

Abdoul Wahab Berhé - Bass, kamalé ngoni

Issa Koné - Guitar, banjo, backing vocals

Charly Coulibaly - Keyboard, backing vocals

Mama Koné - Percussions, backing vocals

Mahamadou Koné - Tamani (talking drums), barra

+1-2 Crew

Availability

Territories:

Africa, Asia, Europe

2018 June, July, August
2019 January, February
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Christin Plötz
Christin Plötz
Production & PR
christin@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 32

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