Koite, Habib/ Eric Bibb
Brothers In Bamako
On the road between Memphis & Bamako with Eric Bibb & Habib Koite "I watched my parents and it rubbed off on me..." This is how Habib Koit traces the origins of his profession but also his talent as a 20th century griot. While Eric Bibb, not content with having a singer as a father, is also the godson of Paul Robeson. Habib is the heir to an ancestral knowledge set to song that places him among the most infl uential voices of contemporary Africa. Eric has established his name in the new generation of bluesmen without renouncing the legacy of folk and gospel. What could be more natural than for this Malian and African-American to join the rhythms of their guitars and voices in some transatlantic blues? Having established themselves in their respective niches for several years, they will now meet to develop an album and live performance that promises to be truly magnificent.