FEB 2019 26 TUE 8 pm
Global Music | Mali
Habib Koité & Bassekou KouyatePrice Center East Ballroom
  • GA $30
  • UCSD Student $9
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One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Mali’s pop icon Habib Koité has a deep and varied musical vocabulary, blending Afro-pop with jazz, rock, and even classical.  His intimate vocal delivery blends beautifully with both the modern and ancient musical traditions from which he derives his inspiration. Koité is joined by Bassekou Kouyate, Malian musician and master of the ngoni, a traditional African lute. Time Out says, “Ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate can make notes bend like light rays in the desert heat.”

Together, Koité and Kouyate exemplify the shared experience associated with the historical, cultural, and unifying properties of Malian music. Kouyate’s comfort in a vast array of musical settings actively complements Koité’s presence, resulting in a spirited collaboration that brings innovation and a sense of unity.

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Our partner restaurant, Zanzibar, will offer adventurous wine and beer options at the event.

Parking

The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Please pay for parking when you arrive. Permit pay station is located on the first two floors of the parking structure. Pay stations sell Visitor (V) permits and it's valid in V (24 hours daily), S (24 hours daily), B (24 hours daily), A (from 4:30–7:30 pm daily), and Meters (from 4:30–7:30 pm daily) spots. Map >

UC San Diego Partners

Thurgood Marshall College; African and African-American Studies Research Center
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