Habib Koité & Bamada

One of Africa's most exciting performers, Habib Koité plays music that reflects the diverse musical traditions of his Malian homeland while remaining connected to his cosmopolitan life experiences. Born in 1958 in Khassonké, near the border of Senegal, he developed his unique guitar style accompanying his griot mother. Accompanied by his band Bamada, Koité has released a number of successful and critically acclaimed albums, including Ma Ya and Baro on Putumayo. In 2002, Koité recorded a duet with Bonnie Raitt, one of his biggest supporters, for her album Silver Lining. Over the past 10 years, Habib and his band have performed more than 600 concerts for adoring audiences in far-flung locations such as Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. With their engaging stage presence and expert musicianship, Habib Koité and Bamada have earned a spot in the upper echelon of African artists.

Acoustic Dreamland CD Acoustic Dreamland

An exquisite selection of classic and contemporary acoustic songs for bedtime and relaxation

Jazz Around the World CD Jazz Around the World

Jazz with a global twist! Original songs and jazz standards performed by musicians from Cuba to Cameroon.

Acoustic Africa CD Acoustic Africa

Some of the continent’s premier singer-songwriters are featured on this truly unique and unplugged collection

Blues Around The World CD Blues Around The World

This collection demonstrates the powerful influence of the Blues on musicians from every corner of the earth.

Africa CD Africa

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A joyous celebration of music from an extraordinary continent