After a six year absence from the recording studio, Malian guitarist Habib Koité and his band Bamada return with a stunning new album. Afriki finds the group in fine form, and features an appealing set of songs that reflect Habib's unique approach to the diverse styles of Malian music.
"His reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical, combining rock and classical techniques with Malian tunings that make the guitar sound like a kora or ngonni." The New York Times
"the biggest pop star of the West African nation of Mali." Rolling Stone
"... in his case, the unfamiliarity of the language was no problem, largely because of his communicative manner - kneeling down at the stage edge to interact with the crowd - dancing in unison with his musicians - made such a clear - nonverbal connection with his listeners." The Los Angeles Times
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