Community ToGether

The final half of the other day’s proGram really was a treat. The worlds met where they will meet aGain, yet we were the first to hear it from the artists themselves….And on this coming Friday, February 21st at the Overture Center, Habib Koité and Raul Midón will share the staGe and on this day, we got them a different times, to ourselves on the phone. Habib and I discussed his latest release, Soô…it’s simplicity yet truth is speaks is charming and revealing. We spoke of how in his homeland of Mali, making music in the streets or anywhere outside has been deemed illegal, and how he put this album toGether behind his home studio walls just soundwaves away from the “outside”. We also took the time to talk about his musical friendship with Bonnie Raitt, and how they became to be so close is the kind of tale told at a campfire…Habib let me know he and the band will have an extra day off here in Madison and that he was going to catch up with a Malian pal who has a farm in Wisconsin. NICE! Raul and I talked about his new album in the works…most likely titled “Don’t Hesitate” which features a song written with Bill Withers and played alongside friend of the proGram, Mr. Marcus Miller…we talked of the many collaborations he has been a magical part of and how this newest album was a double duty of sorts as he enGineered the whole project himself..and being a blind dude, we both aGreed on the heaviness of that accomplishment. There was also a community of sound that came toGether around these incredible live radio events:

Ooh Ooh!- the Get Up
Apres Ski- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Everybody Knows That- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Thinkin’ bout You- Big Brutha Soul & the Bros. of Invention (live at the Fillmore)
Love Sublime- Tensnake Ft. Nile Rodgers & Fiora
Chop Chop- Ibibio Sound Machine
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction- the Incredible Bongo Band

Lake Charles Boogie- Nellie Lutcher
Bourbon Street Boogie- Dr. John/Chris Barber Jazz Band (live)
Balon Tan- Habib Koité
LA- Habib Koité
Bolo Mala- Habib Koité

**Live on air conversation with Habib Koité**
State of Mind- Marcus Miller w/L’Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte Carlo Ft. Roy Hargrove & Raul Midón (live)
Sunshine- Raul Midón (live at Joe’s Pub)
***Live on air conversation with Raul Midón***
Jimmy Cookin’ on Top- Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby (original 1969 session)
Jive Den- Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby (original 1969 session)
Soul Miner- Tommy Guerrero


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