Malian Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Habib Koité and Bamada in Concert at the Skirball Cultural Center

Energetic, lyrical, and transcendent -- “With fifteen years under its belt, this is a band that cooks even in its sleep.”—Rootsworld.

Thursday, February 24, 2005
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
(exit Skirball Center Drive off the 405
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Malian singer-songwriter-guitarist Habib Koité is one of the leading figures in contemporary world music. Critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone magazine, The New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered, PRI's The World, and CNN's WorldBeat, Koité's performances with his band Bamada are energetic, lyrical, and transcendent, incorporating a wide breadth of Malian musical traditions into tasteful and dazzling contemporary compositions.

The staff at the Skirball Cultural Center welcomes students and guests for this powerful performance by Habib Koité and Bamada.

Part of the Series "The World Now: Global Understanding Through Arts and Culture" at the Skirball.

Order advance tickets at or call (866) 468-3399 .


Advance ticket sales: (866) 468-3399 or

Cost : $30 General, $25 Skirball Members, $15 Students; parking is free and plentiful.

Aomawa Shields
(310) 440-4582 or 310-440-4500