Habib Koité & Bamada

Thursday 24th November

An evening of captivating West African sounds.


Habib Koité is one of West Africa’s most popular musicians – and one of Mali’s greatest guitarists. He’s performed more than 1500 concerts around the world in a career spanning four decades.

He enjoys international recognition – particularly in the US where he counts Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Eric Bibb and Jenny Lewis among his collaborators.

His fascination with Mali’s rich musical traditions and instrumentation is central to his continued success. These sounds permeate his latest album Kharifa. Recorded in Bamako in 2019, it features guests including Toumani Diabaté.

Tonight, Habib Koité and his band Bamada are supported by Gambian kora masters Sura Susso and Jally Kebba Susso. Cousins from the same family of griots, they are each prodigious talents in their own right.

Presented in association with African Night Fever