Habib Koité (SN)

Malian guitarist Habib Koité is one of Africa's most popular and recognized musicians.

Habib Koité was born in 1958 in Thiès, a Senegalese town situated on the railway line connecting Dakar to the river Niger, where his father worked on the construction of the tracks. Six months after his birth, the Koité family returned to the regional capital of west Mali, Kayes, and then to Bamako. Habib comes from a noble line of Khassonké griots, traditional troubadors who provide wit, wisdom and musical entertainment at social gatherings and special events. Habib grew up surrounded by seventeen brothers and sisters, and developed his unique guitar style accompanying his griot mother. He inherited his passion for music from his paternal ...

Läs mer

Asha Ali

Asha Ali is a swedish singer/songwriter whose music takes aspects from both indie pop and soul. She was born in Ethiopia and now lives in Svedmyra, outside Stockholm. She first became famous in 2005 when she released a acoustic EP. At the end of 2006 she released her first album "Asha Ali", which almost immediately got nominated for both a Grammy and a P3 Guld. Her biggest insfluences are Jeff Buckley, Dolly Parton and Nina Simone. Read more on Last.fm . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Läs mer om Asha Ali på last.fm