ON TOUR

05/12/2021
Montmorency (F)
Jazz au Fil de l'Oise

13/12/2021
Paris (F)
Fondation Cartier

18/06/2021
Evora (P)
Festival d'Evora

21/06/2021
Paris (F)
Arenes de Montmartre - FIP

16/07/2021
Sgraveland (Nl)
Wonderfeel Festival

Discography

Ballaké Sissoko – At Peace
(No Format – 2012)

Ballaké Sissoko – Tomora
(Label Bleu-2004)

Ballaké Sissoko – Déli
(Label Bleu-2000)

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…