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April 29, 2008 After a six-year absence from the recording studio, musician Habib Koité and his band, Bamada, are back with a new CD, titled Afriki. Koité talks about his style of blending the musical traditions of his Malian homeland with contemporary influences.
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February 17, 2004 A Billie Holiday tribute from James Carter; Malian story-song guitarist Habib Koite; Scottish folk electronica from Martyn Bennett; Canadian fiddle player April Verch and more.
February 12, 2004 Malian guitarist Habib Koite issues a new live album, Foly!. The double-disc release is an attempt to capture the flavor of Koite's live performances, which bring out the many influences in his blend of Afro-pop, from jazz to classical and rock. Music critic Banning Eyre has a review.
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