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Habib Koite & Bamada at (le) poisson rouge
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Habib Koite & Bamada at (le) poisson rouge presented by WMI and LPR 7:00pm doors | 8:00pm show | 18+ $30 advance | $35 day of show Tickets on sale Thursday, July 20th at noon One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal as his musicianship, wit, and wisdom translate across cultures. Born in Senegal, he comes from a lineage of griots and grew up in the musically prolific West African nation of Mali. He formed his band Bamada in 1988 and the reception given to the band’s first tour outside of Africa, in 1994, prompted the recording of a well-received debut album. Across a trio of albums - Muso Ko, Ma Ya and Baro - Habib has produced reflective, semi-acoustic, contemporary interpretations of multiple ethnic traditions from around his country. He has a unique approach to playing the guitar by tuning it on a pentatonic scale and playing on open strings as one would on a kamale n'goni which produces endearing music that is neither heavily traditional nor emphatically Western The guitarist and composer was named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone magazine. Koité‘s most recent release, Soô (which translates to home) looks squarely at his native land, a country torn apart by violence over the last two years, at a time when a real feeling of home couldn’t be more vital. “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.” - The New York Times This concert is part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues series. Refund Policy & Terms of Service: LPR does not issue refunds or exchanges for ticket purchases. All sales are final. No refunds will be processed for unused tickets or for patrons who are denied entry due to not having valid identification for will call pickup or admittance to an age restricted event. Events are subject to change in date, time, reserved seat location or scheduled act at anytime. In the case of an event cancellation, refunds will be provided via the method of payment originally used. Resale of any ticket at a price greater than the original ticket price is absolutely prohibited. We have the right to revoke or reclaim possession of any tickets from the buyer who violates such restrictions.