Acoustic Africa

An Exhilarating Musical Journey that Focuses on the Richness of the African Guitar Tradition

Acoustic Africa

Wednesday, March 2

Concert Hall   7:30 pm
$30, $25, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students and youth 17 and under: $10

Join an exhilarating musical journey that focuses on the richness of the African guitar tradition. The concert 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.



As the spokesperson for Acoustic Africa puts it, "our vision is intra-African arts collaboration. This tour is a lovely expression of the finest African singer-songwriters from different traditions undertaking an extraordinary musical journey - the concert comes home to Africa, bringing together these wondrous musicians and audiences from many African traditions. It's a great feeling to belong" (Artslink ).


New England Foundation for the Arts


Preview Massachusetts


93.9 River


Associated Events

Pre-Performance Discussion

A Pre-Performance Talk with WFCR's Kari Njiiri
Wednesday, March 2 Rm. 106, Isenberg School of Management

Free and open to the public.,6:45 pm to 7:15 pm


Lecture and demonstration with Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi, and Afel Bocoum

Wednesday, March 2 Bezanson Recital Hall

Free and open to the public,1:25 pm to 2:15 pm