I give myself the freedom to move from one rhythm to another. Other pieces of his music sound more like the blues or flamenco which are two styles he learned under Khalilou Traore. This page was last edited on 13 January , at His follow-up album, Ma Ya also did very well. Views Read Edit View history. Members of Bamada play talking drum , guitar, bass, drum set , harmonica, violin, calabash , and balafon. That led to another single, “Nanale” “The Swallow” , and the Discovery of
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Born inhis lineage made music a part of his life and it was in order to accompany his mother’s singing that he taught himself to koife guitar, showing enough ability on the instrument that he was accepted at the National Institute of Arts NIA — remaining there four years after his graduation in to teach guitar. He graduated inand formed his band Bamada in Members of Bamada play talking drumguitar, bass, drum setharmonica, violin, calabashand balafon. Top Songs See All.
Habib Koité – I ka barra
This page was last edited on 13 Januaryat Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 27 April Socially conscious, his work had the natural infectiousness of good pop music, with the solid rhythmic and melodic base of Mali. Live Albums See All. Artist Playlists See Habibb. He joined the Institut National des Arts de Bamako and became a conductor in after only six months of playing.
In other l Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. But as they age, people have wondered who’ll step forward from the next generation.
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That led to another single, “Nanale” “The Swallow”and the Discovery of As he said, “My way to play traditional music is to adapt the sounds of the traditional instruments from Mali through my acoustic guitar. While many Malian musicians interpreted the tradition, artists who used it as a springboard for their own writing were — and still are — rare.
He met his manager the next year, and released his first album, Muso Ko which rose to No. That brought them the chance to record two songs, one of habbi, habib koite i ka barra A Bana” “The Cigarette Is Finished”became a hit across West Africa, to the extent that children would sing its chorus in the streets.
He played a single benefit performance in Providence, Rhode Island in December Habib and Bamada were on stage at the African Roots and Shoots Festival barra London’s Barbican in and have also performed at many other international festivals.
In summerhe released his third disc, Bora. Other pieces of his music sound more like the blues or flamenco which are two styles he learned under Khalilou Traore.
The name “Bamada” is a nickname for residents of Mali’s capital city Bamakoand the word roughly translates as “In the mouth of the crocodile.
In and again inHabib and the Band toured to enthusiastic audiences.
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Similar Artists See All. I give myself the freedom to move from one rhythm to another. From his early days, he hasn’t played just in the standard Western tuning, but also traditional Malian tunes to make his instrument mimic the traditional n’goni a four-string lute and kamele n’goni, or young man’s harp, with six strings, giving a richness and native texture to his work. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The West Habib koite i ka barra country of Mali has produced some great musicians. Ma Ya was re-distributed through the Putumayo World Music label, increasing his exposure in the United States, and his next album, Barowas distributed through them as well.