BEST BETDATE: February 9 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMCost:Ticket prices vary.CATEGORY: MusicVENUE INFORMATION:Swallow Hill Music71 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.
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