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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Habib Koite and Bamada Perform Tonight at the Annenberg Center


Live music was a big part of my life in Cote d’Ivoire. Birthday parties, confirmations, funerals, weddings, baptisms, naming ceremonies-you name the event-there was music. My brother and I had our own balafons and koras that Mr. Yao’s musician friends made for us. It is so hard to describe the beauty and intricacy of the music of West Africa and how when I listen to it, memories from home come alive and dance in my head.

This evening, as past of the Penn Presents series at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, you can hear this gorgeous music and know what I cannot convey in words. Come out and hear the formidable Habib Koite, a giant star from Mali and his band Bamada.
We are so blessed to live in a city where the world comes to us.

Give a listen and look to his music. Click this link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4VRGALZdBA

Here are the details about this evening’s concert at 7:00 p.m.
You are in for a special treat if come by 5:30. As a ticket holder, you can participate in a pre-show chat with Habib Koite and sample some food from Mali. See you there.

Habib Koite and Bamada
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Zellerbach Theatre
3680 Walnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104-6219
http://www.pennpresents.org/tickets/?id=59
Phone: 215.898.6701

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