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Ballaké Sissoko

September 2, 2015
Malian artist Ballaké Sissoko has been playing the kora for nearly thirty years and his outstanding career path is made of musical collaborations inspired by intercultural dialogue - such as the one with French cellist Vincent Segal.


Bamako, June 2015. In front of the camera, Ballaké Sissoko and his orchestra performs “Fama Den” a piece created for ten koras on the occasion of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in May 2015.  “ Fes: a reflection of Africa and its music” was the theme of the last edition of the festival dedicated to multiple cultural legacy of Africa in which the kora master and his ten musicians were given a central place.

A recording session by the sound engineers of the training program in Mali supported by Vivendi since 2006.

Save the date 
September 4, 2015 - release of Musique de nuit (No Format !) the new album of Ballaké Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal
September 9, 2015 - concert of the two virtuoso musicians at the Paris Philharmonie

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Recording of the Ballaké Sissoko Orchestra : behind the scenes with the sound engineers of the training program in Bamako (August 2015)

Interview of Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal ( May 2012)

Battista Acquaviva

June 16, 2015 Singer and performer

« I have always seen music as an opening »


Amina Taha - Hussein Okada

October 7, 2015 General Curator, Guimet Museum of Asian Art

About her grandfather Taha Hussein “ We need to go back to what he said and wrote to soothe, if only somewhat, the tensions and antagonisms that are currently being exacerbated on both sides of the Mediterranean "

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