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Habib Koité

  • BEST BET
    DATE: February 9 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Cost:
    Ticket prices vary.
    CATEGORY: Music
    VENUE INFORMATION:
    Swallow Hill Music
    71 E. Yale Ave.
    Denver, CO 80210

Malian superstar Habib Koité is one of Africa’s most transcendent musicians, and it’s little wonder why. The talented artist—who was raised with 17 siblings and musical parents—picked up the guitar through a sort of familial osmosis, and was promoted to conductor after only six months of attending the National Institute of Arts. The seasoned performer combines flamenco-style guitar playing, Afro-Cuban sounds, and Western song construction. The result is pleasant and soothing to the ears, and leaves the listener with  little worry regarding the meaning of Koité's French-language melodies. Sun 7 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Renée Missel