World Music Weekend:
Ballaké Sissoko  - Solo kora
World Music | Mali
World Music Weekend:
Ballaké Sissoko  - Solo kora
World Music | Mali

World Music Weekend: Ballaké Sissoko

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"A master musician"The Guardian

INTRODUCTION

Celebrated Malian kora player,  Ballaké  Sissoko was born into a musical family. His father Djelimady Sissoko was a well-known griot - a West  African storyteller, singer, poet and musician.

His  acclaimed  2009  album Chamber  Music with  classical  cellist  Vincent  Segal  won  France’s prestigious  Victoire de la Musique  award  and featured on "best  of" lists in both Europe and America.

Kora is a 21 string long-bridged lute, made from a hollowed-out calabash gourd covered in cow skin. Its unique sound is somewhere between the harp and delta blues guitar.  Sissoko’s Hong Kong debut concert mostly features tunes from his 2013 recording, At Peace; his soothing music is a celebration of the peaceful spirit of Mali, in contrast to the reality of its present turmoil.


About World Music Weekend

It is time to experience unique music traditions as gateways to different cultures and civilizations!

Ballaké Sissoko from Mali, the Kudsi Erguner Trio from Turkey and the latest Spanish fado star María Berasarte are all virtuoso exponents of their musical traditions, bringing us music that flows from long-standing cultural heritage.

Take in sights and sounds from three distinct musical traditions, as these great artists visit Hong Kong for an unmissable weekend.



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