We are proud to share a Live Outside video featuring Habib Koité with Mamadou and Mahamadou Diabaté, and very special guest Roberto Luti. This performance was recorded and filmed live in Bamako, Mali on a recent trip to visit our PFC music school in the ancient village of Kirina. I have loved the music of Habib Koité for many years and it’s an honor to share a song of his with all of you. In this moment of time around the world let’s remember that no matter how many things in life divide us, they will never be as strong as the power of music to bring us all together. Turn it up and together let’s build a world with love and respect in our hearts and in our music.
Lyrics (in English):
Son of the country, brother of the land of the Mandé to the Addrars,
You are welcome.
All of you: come and help us hold up high the flag of Mali.
We appeal to young people, to the army, to the CDAO, to governments
Come and help us hold up high the flag of Mali.