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Ballaké Sissoko

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Ten fingers for twenty-one strings, and magic takes place, surely, calmly. Ballaké Sissoko enlaces us in his suave and crystalline sonority and his kora, magnified by his talent as a melodist and an improviser.

Ballaké Sissoko is the son of Djelimady Sissoko, a great master of the Manding Kora, a twenty-one-stringed harp whose crystalline sound has conquered the international public. Ballaké is one of the best Kora players of the new generation. He started learning the instrument at a very young age with his father. Having played with the prestigious Ensemble Instrumental du Mali and accompanied many female Malian singers, he earned his reputation by performing solo, in a duo with Toumani Diabate, with Taj Mahal, and with a number of other musicians…

Discography

Ballaké Sissoko – At Peace (No Format – 2012)
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Chamber Music (No Format – 2009)
Ballaké Sissoko, Rajery, Driss El Maloumi – 3 MA (Contre Jour – 2008)

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