Good tunes

Habib Koité brings the music of his native Mali to the deserts of Nevada this weekend. The self-taught guitarist tunes his instrument to the pentatonic scale and plays on open strings much like the kamale n’goni, a traditional instrument used in Malian music. Koité and his band, Bamada, will perform two shows. The first starts 9 p.m. Feb. 25 at Crystal Bay Club Casino, 14 Highway 28, Crystal Bay. Tickets are $15-$20. Call (775) 833-6333. They will also play 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Barclay Theater, Oats Park Art Center, 151 E. Main St., Fallon. Tickets are $17-$20. Call (775) 423-1440 —Kelley Lang