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Habib Koité
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Balon Tan - Album 'Soô'


On afternoons and holidays, children gather on a piece of land in the neighbourhood to play football.
From the smallest to the largest, all these young people are brought together around a ball; parents and neighbours come to watch and meet each other. This is popular football: an important social link in local neigbourhoods because it brings people together around the same activity, allowing children to grow up and live side by side, and to feel the sense of belonging to a community with all its joys and sorrows.

Les après-midis et les jours de congé, les enfants se retrouvent sur un terrain de quartier, pour jouer au football.
Du plus petit au plus grand, tous ces jeunes se retrouvent autour du ballon; les parents, les voisins, viennent les voir, se rencontrent.
Voilà le football populaire, lien social important dans les quartiers car il rassemble autour d'une même activité, il permet aux jeunes de grandir et de vivre ensemble, de se sentir appartenir à une communauté avec ses joies, ses peines.

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While many African performers have chosen to try to conquer Europe and North America by incorporating western sounds into their music and others are striving to perpetuate traditional music in a much more rigorous way, Habib Koité has adopted his own highly individual style which is both infused with the traditions of his country and very much in tune with his times.During a career which... more
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