Habib Koite will perform in St. Paul on March 9 but not with Bassekou Kouyate

Habib Koite will perform without Bassekou Kouyate at the Vieux Carre in St. Paul, Minnesota on Saturday, March 9 2019 as Kouyate and his group were not granted US visas despite turning in applications weeks in advance. Photo: Courtesy Vieux Carre

Bassekou Kouyate and his musicians were scheduled to join Habib Koite for two shows at the Vieux Carrè in Saint Paul on March 9 but Kouyate and his group have not been granted visas to enter the United States, a statement from Vieux Carrè said.

As a result the 8pm and 10pm shows have been consolidated into one 8pm show by Koite and his percussionist.

“The entire group was granted their work permits and proceeded to apply for visas to enter the country several weeks ago, normally more than sufficient time. However, there have been unexplained delays by the consulate where visa applications were made,” the statement said.

Habib Koite in Concert @ Vieux Carré
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8PM
408 St Peter St., St Paul, MN 55102
Box Office is at 612-332-5299 or Ticket Link.

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