Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

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ON TOUR

07/07/2022
Ivry (F)
Plein air Théâtre Vitez

10/07/2022
Saint Quentin en Yvelines (F)
Musée de Port Royal des Champs

14/08/2022
Torroella de Montgrí (Es)
Festival de Toroella de Montgri

23/09/2022
Saint Maixent l'Ecole (F)
Espace Agapit

26/11/2022
Ile Reunion (F)
avec David Walters

27/11/2022
Ile Reunion (F)
avec David Walters

15/12/2022
Saint-Ouen (F)
avec David Walters – Espace 1789

16/12/2022
Pully (Ch)
City Club – Fondation Ibrahima Diop

10/02/2023
Saint Martin des Champs (F)
le Roudour avec David Walters

15/02/2023
Toulouse (F)
Salle Nougaro avec David Walters

16/02/2023
Clermont-Ferrand (F)
La Cooperative de Mai avec David Walters

02/03/2023
Bouguenais (F)
Piano'cktail

25/04/2023
Lyon (F)
Auditorium avec Peirani & Parisien

27/04/2023
Cenon (F)
Rocher de Palmer avec Peirani & Parisien

17/05/2023
Mont de Marsan (F)
Théâtre de Gascogne - Le Molière avec Peirani-Parisien

26/05/2023
Queven (F)
Les Arcs avec Peirani-Parisien

14/10/2023
Armentières (F)
Le Vivat avec David Walters

Discography

« Chamber Music » No Format – 2009

« Musique de Nuit » No Format – 2015

This is a story of friendship and music.

In 2009, the kora player Ballaké Sissoko and the cellist Vincent Segal decided to make an album that would capture the musical conversations they had been weaving together over the years.

Recorded in Salif Keita’s studio in Bamako, Chamber Music was acclaimed by NPR, The Guardian and Le Monde. It received resounding praise from critics and the public alike, for transcending genres, trends and boundaries.

Since then, the duo’s music, noble in spirit yet deeply simple, has continued to be heard throughout the world. With over 200 concerts, from Europe to China and the US to Brasil, this beautiful music has graced prestigious concert halls such as the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Barbican in London, the Fundação Gulbenkian in Lisbon and the Konzerthaus in Vienna. The duo have given a master class at the Bloomington Jacob School of Music and their music has been heard at festivals from Womad to the Chicago World Music Festival and the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival.

Six years after Chamber Music, the partnership between the two men has continued to blossom and grow, nourished by their years of pilgrimage together. Now their friendship resonates louder than ever on Musique de Nuit. Recorded in January 2015, in downtown Bamako, this new work is the fruit of two sessions. One, recorded by night on the rooftop of Ballaké Sissoko’s house, and the other recorded during the day at the famous Bogolan studio.

 

Two souls, united by a sense of freedom and momentum that seem to melt and find echoes of Manding, Baroque, Brazilian and Gypsy in each other. This freedom is the sound of two musicians who are masters of their own instrument, artistry and tradition, who are able to transcend all that to concentrate on every breath, every sound, their own dialogue and to put all their attention onto the beauty of the moment. Sheltered from the horrors of modern life, Musique de nuit celebrates all that is poetry in the world.