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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Malian Rhythms

Feb 17, 2019 12:00AM

Upbeat rhythms and a dynamic stage presence have made Malian guitarist and singer Habib Koité a star of the world music scene. He is known for his unique guitar-playing style, which combines rock and classical techniques with open tunings. The result? His guitar sounds more like an African than a western instrument. See him perform with the Grammy-nominated ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate on February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg. Purchase tickets, which are $35–$50, at