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Habib Koité

The other night, Rick and I spontaneously showed up at Wolf Trap. Finally, the weather is calming down and becoming,well, reasonable. In the back of my mind, I am seeing myself running soon. But let’s not get too carried away. Well, we went to see Habib Koité, a super guitarist from Mali with his band Bamada. They really did not need the auditorium seating. Folks were lilting up and down, on and off the stage, at the band’s suggestion to dance,dance,dance. We were all connecting with this wonderful music in our way. Here is a daily motion video, so you get a sense of Habib.

Don’t you just love those camels floating up and back in the video? I like the chill dance moves, too. Koité has an absolutely uncanny ability to invite you into each song. My heart still belongs to my favorite Senegalese singer, Youssou N’Dour, but I was absolutely taken in by Koité.

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March 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment