World-renown artists celebrate African traditions of voice and song in McCain performance
Friday, April 1, 2016
MANHATTAN — Habib Koité and Vusi Mahlasela will bring the sounds and sensations of Africa to Kansas State University for a McCain Performance Series presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in McCain Auditorium.
Teaming up to present "Acoustic Africa," Koité and Mahlasela bring the richness of African music to listeners, celebrating the traditions of voice and song that cross cultural boundaries.
Mahlasela is known in his home country of South Africa as "The Voice," and is universally acclaimed for his poetic and optimistic lyrics. He performed at Nelson Mandela's inauguration in 1994, and continues to spread Mandela's message as an official ambassador to Mandela's HIV-
Koité, who is from the West African nation of Mali, has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone magazine. He is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer, and has sold more than 250,000 albums.
Tickets for "Acoustic Africa" start at $12.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain or by calling 785-532-6428.