Habib Koité & Bamada

Mali
Singer-Songwriter Vocal Pop African
Habib Koité & Bamada

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 his dedication to touring. True road warriors, Habib Koite & Bamada have performed more than 1700 shows since 1994 and appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious concert stages worldwide.

Habib Koité 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), he has also received raving reviews from widely read publications such as People, Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times.

In 2019 Habib Koité released his sixth studio album 'Kharifa'. Kharifa was recorded and mixed in Bamako. The sound of the country, its rich and diverse musical traditions and instruments (ngoni, flute, kora, doun doun…), permeates the twelve tracks that make up this superb project.

Tourdates

27.06.2020 CZ-Opava-Kylešovice Hradecky Slunovrat
10.10.2020 LU-Marnach Cube 521
Videos
  • Habib Koite & Bamada - Live Africa Festival Wurzburg
    Habib Koite & Bamada - Live Africa Festival Wurzburg
  • 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
Kharifa
Kharifa
2019
ContreJour
Soô
Soô
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

2019 February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
2020 May, June, July, August, October, November
2021
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Karolina Mac
Karolina Mac
Booking Agent, Production & PR
karolina@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 32

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