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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)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Simon Shaheen & Qantara

Blue Flame

Silk Tears [4:00]

Ark 21 #186 850 022** www.ark21.com, www.simon-shaheen.com

Myriade

Soukoun

Parallel Rainbows [8:30]

Myriademusic CD. Info: www.myriademusic.net

Simon Shaheen & Qantara

Blue Flame

Saraab [4:00]

See above.

Habib Koite

Live

Baro [4:00]

Appears on the CD "Baro," see below.

Habib Koite & Bamada

Baro

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

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

Habib Koite

Live

Wari [3:30]

Sin djen djen [4:00]

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

Podjama

& Les Gnawas de Marrakech

Allah Moulana, excerpt [3:00]

Altrisuoni #070. www.altrisuoni.com

Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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