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Habib Koité + Surahata Susso in Concert - Afrikaba 2017, Hastings

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St Mary in the Castle

7 Pelham Crescent

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Afrikaba in association with African Night Fever presents

Habib Koité
+ Surahata Susso (support)

Malian guitarist Habib Koité is one of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians and Surahata (Sura) Susso a popular kora player and singer.

Habib Koité delivers Mali’s most powerful and ancient musical traditions in a style of his own. His singing voice is soothing and intimate with cadenced rhythms and melodies. He tunes his guitar to the pentatonic scale and plays on open strings to create music that is rooted in West Africa, yet at times, sounds closer to the blues or flamenco, styles he learned under Khalilou Traoré of the legendary Afro-Cuban band Maravillas du Mali. Habib’s artistry and powerful personality have earned him the adoration of fans as diverse as Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, both of whom visited Habib in Mali.

Surahata (Sura) Susso arrived in the UK from Senegal at 17 years of age to tour as percussionist with his brother's band,The Seckou Keita Quintet. This took Sura around the world and lit up his musical career. As a solo act, he again toured the world, released his debut album titled 'Sila King', collaborated with prominent violinist Max Bailie in an enchanting fusion of string traditions, comprising West African and Baroque music and unique interpretations of pieces by Bach, Merula and African bardic spiritual music. In 2009, at Glastonbury Festival he took part in a unique project combining the theme of football with music and dance originating from Botswana and was invited to perform alongside the legendary Baaba Maal.

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Afrikaba Festival 2017, 3 pm Sunday 22nd October
St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AD, UK

For more information about Afrikaba visit www.afrikaba.co.uk

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