HABIB KOITE

Wed Nov 2 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$30.00

Ages 21+

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Doors: 7:00pm  //  Show: 8:00pm  //  Ages 21+.

One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal because Koité’s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, delighting audiences the world over, and placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music. Bonnie Raitt proclaims, “first there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray, and now Habib.”

Habib’s much-anticipated new release, Kharifa, was recorded entirely in Bamako. The sound of Mali, its rich and diversified musical traditions, and its instruments permeate the music of this superb project. It can be said that the Malian guitarist has matured, evolved, while once again successfully keeping one foot firmly anchored in the past. The original compositions and covers that form the backbone of this new album reflect the griot’s open spirit, his willingness to travel through the rich Malian heritage while building the foundations of a resolutely modern music, also influenced by Western rock and folk.

Often compared to Eric Clapton, the Malian reveals himself to be closer to a JJ Cale, in his manner of occupying space with the guitar, playing the note rather than notes, allowing arpeggios to flow through the percussion, caressing while directing with true virtuosity, the rhythmic breath of each track on the album.

Habib Koité takes his time.

This shows in his interest and involvement in everyday life in Bamako. Without ever denying the problems that plague his city and country – pollution, poverty, idleness, insalubrity, disease – Habib remains resolutely optimistic, hopeful, fighting against intolerance, ignorance and obscurantism. While Mandé talks about reconciliation, Kharifa calls for accountability of each individual. “Life is a daily struggle” he sings.

 

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PDX Jazz Proudly Presents

HABIB KOITE

Wed Nov 2 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
HABIB KOITE

$30.00 Ages 21+

Doors: 7:00pm  //  Show: 8:00pm  //  Ages 21+.

One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal because Koité’s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, delighting audiences the world over, and placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music. Bonnie Raitt proclaims, “first there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray, and now Habib.”

Habib’s much-anticipated new release, Kharifa, was recorded entirely in Bamako. The sound of Mali, its rich and diversified musical traditions, and its instruments permeate the music of this superb project. It can be said that the Malian guitarist has matured, evolved, while once again successfully keeping one foot firmly anchored in the past. The original compositions and covers that form the backbone of this new album reflect the griot’s open spirit, his willingness to travel through the rich Malian heritage while building the foundations of a resolutely modern music, also influenced by Western rock and folk.

Often compared to Eric Clapton, the Malian reveals himself to be closer to a JJ Cale, in his manner of occupying space with the guitar, playing the note rather than notes, allowing arpeggios to flow through the percussion, caressing while directing with true virtuosity, the rhythmic breath of each track on the album.

Habib Koité takes his time.

This shows in his interest and involvement in everyday life in Bamako. Without ever denying the problems that plague his city and country – pollution, poverty, idleness, insalubrity, disease – Habib remains resolutely optimistic, hopeful, fighting against intolerance, ignorance and obscurantism. While Mandé talks about reconciliation, Kharifa calls for accountability of each individual. “Life is a daily struggle” he sings.

 

Please correct the information below.

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission, Standing Room Only, Ages 21+
GA, Standing Room. Ages 21+
GA 21+
$30.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.