It's hard to believe that Habib Koité & Bamada have only released three albums over the course of eight years together - that's a remarkably small output for an African artist. But they've played a lot of gigs, and made themselves into one of the best units around, managing the excellent feat of sounding contemporary with (mostly) traditional instrumentation, and keeping a Malian feel throughout the music, from early polemic hit "Cigarette Abana" onward.
On the live album, Koité’s enduring hit, Cigarette Abana, really comes into its own, kicking off with a Congolese-style improvisation, then exploring Cuban son. "We're really having a good time on that track," laughs Koité, "There've already been three different versions of the song, in fact. And the album is a means of savouring not just Koité's prodigious guitar-playing, but the various musical personalities who make up Bamada, a group who have been playing together for over a decade now. Mixing the complex, urban sounds of "sono mondiale" with the wealth of secular Malian tradition, Bamada have created their own distinctive sound. Habib Koité Fôly ! Live around the world (Contre Jour) 2004.
Album: Fôly! - Live Around the World (Live), 2001. Has been played on. Netherlands 3. Hi On Line World Radio.
FESTIVAL CULTUREL DOGON HABIB KOITE et Bamada samedi 27 janvier "LIVE SHOW". 254. 21. HABIB ET BAMADA FÊTE de LINDEPENDANCE a l'espace MAYA.
Habib Koité & Bamada.
All formats Album CD CD Album CD Single CD Maxi Vinyl records LP 7 inchs 7 inchs (SP) 7 inchs (EP) 12 inchs 78 rpm 10 inchs DVD VHS Tape Clothing T-Shirt Others. Koite, habib & bamada foly live around the world. habib koité & bamada fôly ! live around the world (long-box). Contre-Jour - Belgium - CJ011 - 2003.
Muso Ko - Live recording - Bamada. 2. Fatma - Live - Bamada. 3. Ma Ya - Live - Bamada. 4. Sirata - Live - Bamada. Listen to Fôly! - Live Around the World now. Listen to Fôly! - Live Around the World in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Live! is a live album by Habib Koité & Bamada. Muso Ko" (Amsterdam, July 13, 2002). Fatma" (Tübingen, June 28, 2002). Ma Ya" (Oldenburg, June 29, 2002). Sirata" (Cremona, April 25, 2002). Batoumambe" (Zurich, November 3, 2001). Bitile" (Oldenburg, June 29, 2002). Imada" (Muhletal, June 21, 2002). Kanawa" (Wurselen, July 30, 2002). Wari" (Tübingen, June 28, 2002). Nanale" (Tübingen, June 28, 2002). Komine" (Frick, June 22, 2002). Nimato" (Luzern, July 6, 2002).