BD&P World Music - Habib Koité, Bassekou Kouyate & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 05, 2019


For Immediate Release
February 05, 2019

Arts Commons Presents: Habib Koité, Bassekou Kouyate & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

CALGARY – One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Mali’s pop icon Habib Koité has a deep and varied musical vocabulary, blending Afro-pop with jazz, rock, and even classical. His intimate vocal delivery blends beautifully with both the modern and ancient musical traditions from which he derives his inspiration. With a rich music lineage going back generations, Koité grew up performing alongside his parents and numerous siblings, cultivating his unique guitar style with his griot mother on and off of the stage.

Habib Koité is joined by Malian musician and master of the traditional African lute (the Ngoni), Bassekou Kouyate, as well as multi-GRAMMY Award winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who have won five Grammy Awards and rose to prominence after being featured on Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland. Nelson Mandala once hailed them as South Africa’s cultural ambassadors.

“The biggest pop star of the West African nation of Mali” – Rolling Stone

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit artscommons.ca

Who: Arts Commons Presents: BD&P World Music Habib Koité, Bassekou Kouyate & Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Where: Arts Commons (Jack Singer Concert Hall)
When: March 1, 2019 at 7:30pm

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For media inquiries or more information contact:
Aaron Chatha, Communications Manager
403-294-7429 achatha@artscommons.ca

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