Habib Koité

Habib Koité

$28/Adv $33/Door No Comps 1/2 PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS! Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Susan and Alan Goldstein “First there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray Vaughan, and now Habib.” – Bonnie Raitt African guitarist Habib Koité is one of the most popular and eclectic musicians to ever come out of Mali. The self-taught performer has developed a personal sound derived from a number of ethnic and regional styles native to his home country. His unique approach to the guitar features the use of a pentatonic tuning played on open strings and includes a sprinkling of blues and flamenco influences. He calls it danssa doso, and it has caught the attention of notable admirers as diverse as Jackson Browne, Eric Bibb, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bonnie Raitt will tell you, “With his combination of chops and soul, he’s the most amazing guitarist I’ve heard in years.” Koité returns to Santa Cruz celebrating his soon to be released album, Soô. Singing in Malinke, Bambara, and Dogon, and incorporating styles and rhythms from all over the country, Koité brings together the diversity of ethnicities of Mali on the new release and on the stage. http://www.kuumbwajazz.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/02-Diarabi-Niani.mp3...
Habib Koité

Habib Koité

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase tickets for the 9:00 PM show. $28/Adv $33/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Susan and Alan Goldstein “First there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray Vaughan, and now Habib.” – Bonnie Raitt African guitarist Habib Koité is one of the most popular and eclectic musicians to ever come out of Mali. The self-taught performer has developed a personal sound derived from a number of ethnic and regional styles native to his home country. His unique approach to the guitar features the use of a pentatonic tuning played on open strings and includes a sprinkling of blues and flamenco influences. He calls it danssa doso, and it has caught the attention of notable admirers as diverse as Jackson Browne, Eric Bibb, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bonnie Raitt will tell you, “With his combination of chops and soul, he’s the most amazing guitarist I’ve heard in years.”  Koité returns to Santa Cruz celebrating his soon to be released album, Soô. Singing in Malinke, Bambara, and Dogon, and incorporating styles and rhythms from all over the country, Koité brings together the diversity of ethnicities of Mali on the new release and on the stage. http://www.kuumbwajazz.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/02-Diarabi-Niani.mp3...
Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako

Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako

Friday, February 15, 9:00 PM Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako $28/Adv $31/Door No comps ½ Price Night for Students Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “[Koité’s] reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical” – New York Times This pairing of singers and guitarists recalls a musical meeting that might happen on a red dirt road somewhere between Bamako, Mali and Memphis, Tennessee. Mali native Habib Koité is the heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most influential voices of contemporary Africa and a true 20th century griot. Eric Bibb absorbed some of his prodigious talents from his family upbringing, as he is the godson of Paul Robeson and son of folkie Leon Bibb. Bibb is part of a new generation of blues-men without renouncing the legacy of folk and gospel. www.habibkoite.com...
Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako

Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako

7:00 PM SOLD OUT! CLICK BUY TICKETS BUTTON TO PURCHASE 9:00 PM TICKETS Friday, February 15, 7:00 PM Habib Koité and Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako $28/Adv $31/Door No comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “[Koité’s] reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical” – New York Times This pairing of singers and guitarists recalls a musical meeting that might happen on a red dirt road somewhere between Bamako, Mali and Memphis, Tennessee. Mali native Habib Koité is the heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most influential voices of contemporary Africa and a true 20th century griot. Eric Bibb absorbed some of his prodigious talents from his family upbringing, as he is the godson of Paul Robeson and son of folkie Leon Bibb. Bibb is part of a new generation of blues-men without renouncing the legacy of folk and gospel. www.habibkoite.com...