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Habib Koité & Bamada

One of Africa's most popular and celebrated musicians, Habib Koité hails from the West African nation of Mali. He descends from a line of griots, traditional troubadours who provide wit, wisdom, and entertainment to the public. Koité takes this role to the world at large, his charisma and magnetism translating easily across cultural divides. He is also famous for his unique approach to playing the guitar; he tunes his instrument to the pentatonic scale. Joining Koité is the group Bamada, comprised of Malian musicians with whom Koité has been friends since childhood. Together they combine rock and classical techniques with Malian tunings and are recognized the world over as master musicians and performers.

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Come early, relax and mingle with new and old friends during this special preshow event. Guests can enjoy happy hour, hors d'oeuvres and music by Amro presents The Memphis Jazz Workshop Student Ensemble.

Hosted by International Memphis & Playback Memphis

Series Sponsor:

The Gupta Family Ltd. Partnership

Earlier Event: November 16
Cocktails & Conversations
Later Event: November 17
Gregory Porter