African Night Fever

Habib Koite + special guest Sura Susso

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 21 Oct, 20:00


Malian guitarist Habib Koité is one of Africa's most popular and recognized musicians. As well as performing all over the globe with his own msuic, he has performed with many other great Malian artists, including Kélétigui Diabaté and Toumani Diabaté.

Habib's approach to guitar playing is unique, he tunes his instrument to the pentatonic scale and plays on open strings as one would on a kamale n'goni. At other times Habib plays music that sounds closer to the blues and afrocuban - a style he learnt from Khalilou Traoré a veteran of the legendary Afro-Cuban band Maravillas du Mali. His singing style is restrained and intimate with varying cadenced rhythms and melodies.

Support comes from very special guest, Gambian Kora player Sura Susso.

Ticket information

£14, £12 concessions, £10 members - become a member

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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