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13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
(503) 248-4700http://startheaterportland.com/

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November 2017
$25 - $30

Habib Koité

Presented by Soul'd Out Productions & Beloved Presents

November 3 | 9:00 pm

Habib Koité is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, who Rolling Stone named “Mali’s biggest pop star.” His band, Bamada, is a supergroup of West African musicians, which included Kélétigui Diabaté. One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal thanks to Koité‘s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, delighting audiences the world over, and placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music. He has performed and recorded with Eric Bibb and Bonnie Raitt, among other Western musicians, and Raitt herself proclaims, “first there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray, and now Habib.” Koité‘s most recent release, Afriki, is further evidence that his art indeed can be mentioned in the same breath as those iconic guitar heroes. “His reputation as a guitar player has become almost mythical, combining…

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$25 - $30

The Bad Plus

November 8 | 9:00 pm

Presented by Soul’d Out Productions in conjunction with PDX Jazz. The Bad Plus, made up of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King, came together at the end of the 20th century in Minnesota and has avoided easy categorization ever since. The trio has won countless critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.  They continue to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards the music into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for the masses. This special 2017 tour will mark Iverson’s last appearances with the group, so this will be your last chance…

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