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fremde.nähe: Konzert Habib Koité & Bamada

Admission: VVK € 20 / € 18 | AK € 22 / € 20
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Habib Koité & Bamada

Habib Koité became one of the great stars of world music mainly because of his rousing live performances: a musician and storyteller who makes his musical roots accessible to a wide audience with charisma and skill. It is probably the intrepid and extremely subtle fusion of all Malian nuances with soul, blues, flamenco reminiscences and modern Afro groove into a new sound image that makes up the magic of his music. This panorama is extended by one or the other rock-injection of the rhythm-section of western drums, talking drum and electric bass. With one foot in the past and the other in the future, Habib Koité is an artist for a generation that has experienced the collapse of cultural barriers as liberation. He appreciates and respects the music of his ancestors, but at the same time sees the day come when village elders will talk to the world in their Grashüttenvia laptops.

Without being obtrusive or striking, his songs convey a musical message of love about the joy of being at home, about the happiness of being in Mali and about feeling and appreciating one's own roots. In his album Soô, he expresses such human patriotism in a simple and reserved way. Habib Koité's album reveals the secrets of a social togetherness based on a sense of community. The singer only addresses the positive aspects of diversity, not least because he sings in several languages, but also because he talks about the unity of the country across all differences. Koité sings about the cohesion among friends and neighbours or about the integrative power of football, emphasising everything that strengthens social life and brings generations together.

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