Doors Open: 7pm, Show Time: 8pm
Little Haiti Cultural Center: Proscenium Theater
“The biggest pop star of the West African nation of Mali” – Rolling Stone on Habib Koité
“The Hendrix of his instrument” – Uncut Magazine on Bassekou Kouyaté
Two of Africa’s most renowned musicians come together for the US premier tour of their new duo project at Miami’s historic Little Haiti Cultural Center.
Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyaté exemplify responsibility and shared experience associated with the historical, cultural, and unifying properties of Malian music.
One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal because Koité‘s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. In a collaboration that differs from any in today’s industry, Koité will be performing with fellow Malian Bassekou Kouyaté’s, a master of the olden lute known as the Ngoni.
The effortlessly talented, Grammy-nominated “Ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyaté can make notes bend like light rays in the desert heat (Time Out magazine).” Recently, Bassekou’s involvement with the critically acclaimed film Mali Blues and his exceptional recording have earned him a recognition throughout the world. This collaboration brings innovation and a sense of togetherness to these unique duo performances.
This show is a general admission seated show
This concert is part of Rhythm Foundation’s Festival In The Desert Caravan series