Habib Koite to Play Lincoln Theatre, 2/12

Habib Koite to Play Lincoln Theatre, 2/12

Called "Mali's biggest pop star" by Rolling Stone, West African singer, songwriter, and guitarist Habib Koité has sold more than 250,000 albums around the globe and received raves from publications such as People, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times. Drawing on styles from the different regions of Mali, Habib has gained a strong fan base by integrating the rock and folk sounds of the Western world with his cherished Malian roots.

CAPA presents Habib Koité at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Wednesday, February 12, at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and $25 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Individuals aged 13-25 may purchase $5 PNC Arts Alive All Access tickets while available. For more information, visit

This Spectrum Series performance is made possible through the generous support of series sponsors David and Mo Meuse and 2013-14 CAPA season sponsor American Airlines.

After a six-year absence from the recording studio, Malian guitarist Habib Koité and his band Bamada returned with a stunning new album, Afriki, in 2007. With more than 250,000 albums sold around the globe, the appearance on the popular television show "Late Night with David Letterman," a duet with Bonnie Raitt on her 2002 album Silver Lining, and nearly a thousand concerts on some of the world's most prestigious stages under his belt, Habib Koité is one of Africa's most beloved and popular Musicians. Afriki features an appealing set of songs that reflect Habib's unique and innovative approach to the diverse styles of Malian music.

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