Because the Covid-19 pandemic guidelines for events have recently been changed towards fewer restrictions, the Tampere Jazz Happening will complement its anniversary festival programme with a late-night event. On Friday 5 November, Malian singer-guitarist Habib Koité will arrive to perform a concert at Klubi.
Born into a family of traditional storytellers, Habib Koité studied in Mali’s national arts academy in Bamako, where he deepened his understanding of Malian music in all of its multifacetedness. Indeed, Mali – with its population of approximately twenty million – is an African country with not only one, or two, or even just three musical traditions – but many more.
Koité, who has chosen the acoustic guitar as his main instrument and has released six studio albums, calls his own musical style with the moniker “danssa-doso”. He has mentioned as one of his Western influences the late musician J. J. Cale.
Performing in Finland for the first time since 2014, Koité will play a concert at Klubi at 01:00 AM between Friday and Saturday. Tickets (25/20 €) can be obtained in advance from Tiketti.