Episode #1945

Program #1945

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Sunday, July 27, 2003

Born and still living in the West African country of Mali, singer/songwriter Habib Koite has a sophisticated guitar- and percussion-based sound, a burnished voice, and an electrifying stage persona. All of this seems to account for his growing U.S. following, as witnessed by a recent 37-city North American tour. He plays live in the WNYC studio on this edition of New Sounds. We also hear music by Myriade, Simon Shaheen, and others.

PROGRAM #1945, with Habib Koite (First aired on 8/1/01)





Simon Shaheen & Qantara

Blue Flame

Silk Tears [4:00]

Ark 21 #186 850 022**,



Parallel Rainbows [8:30]

Myriademusic CD. Info:

Simon Shaheen & Qantara

Blue Flame

Saraab [4:00]

See above.

Habib Koite


Baro [4:00]

Appears on the CD "Baro," see below.

Habib Koite & Bamada


Woulaba [3:30] Tere [6:00]

Putumayo #192** Koite's first CD, "Ma Ya," is available from the same sources.

Habib Koite


Wari [3:30]

Sin djen djen [4:00]

Both appear on the CD "Baro," see above.


& Les Gnawas de Marrakech

Allah Moulana, excerpt [3:00]

Altrisuoni #070.

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