When: Sat., Feb. 16 2013
"[Koité's] 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
"I watched my parents and it rubbed off on me." This is how Habib Koité traces the origins of his profession and talent as a 20th century griot. He is the heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most influential voices of contemporary Africa. Eric Bibb, who also absorbed some of his talents from family, is the godson of Paul Robeson and has established his name in the new generation of blues-men without renouncing the legacy of folk and gospel.
So, what could be more natural than for this Malian and African-American to join the rhythms of their guitars and voices in some transatlantic blues?
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