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Concert - Acoustic Africa
Thursday, April 07 2011, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, April 7, 8 p.m.
In collaboration with George Washington Lisner Auditorium
The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium 730 21st Street, NW
Tickets: $25, $35, $45 Discount for RAP and Alliance Francaise DC members Tickets available from the Lisner Box Office, 202-397-SEAT, and Ticketmaster. “Koité was one of the first artists to break the mold of the thunder-voiced song and ancient repertoire associated with the Mande griots, Mali’s traditional praise singers…others have since followed in his footsteps, yet Koité‘s musical universe remains entirely his own.” Songlines
Acoustic Africa is an exhilarating musical journey focusing on the richness of the African guitar tradition. The Acoustic Africa tour includes Habib Koité, the Malian superstar whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences worldwide, Oliver Mtukudzi, the best-selling artist in his home country of Zimbabwe, and Afel Bocoum, a guitarist, singer, and composer from Mali whose songs evoke the evolution of traditional Malian society.