HABIB KOITÉ, ALY KEÏTA, LAMINE CISSOKHO at Somerville Theatre

Habib Koité strums the guitar on stage while wearing a patterned shirt with orange lights in the background.
Lamine Cissokho smiles as he plays the kora against a black background.
Aly Keïta wears a white shirt and holds the mallets of a balafon against a white background.

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Habib Koité, Aly Keïta, Lamine Cissokho
Friday, November 22 2024 8:00PM EST
55 Davis Square, Somerville
$35, $44, $52, $58
Reserved seating
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Three standard-bearers of West African musical traditions come together to celebrate Mandé Sila: the way of the Mandingo empire—symbolizing languages, cultures, music, and the entire organology of West Africa. Malian guitar player Habib Koité, kora player Lamine Cissokho, and balafon master Aly Keïta are linked by the same cultural heritage, a melting pot that inspires their compositions. They’ll be joined by percussionist Mama Koné.

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