Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal

(Concert by Candlelight)

Wednesday 16 May, 9.30pm

Ballake Sissoko, one of Mali’s greatest exponents of the kora, joins forces with cellist Vincent Segal, performing material from their sublime 2011 CD Chamber Music. Sissoko’s music is steeped in ancient West African traditions. He’s also a staunch innovator, as demonstrated through his collaboration with Segal – best known for his work with dub/trip hop outfit Bumcello. Their complicity is such that the kora and the cello seem
to express themselves with a single voice: two sensibilities in unison.

“‘It’s the work of two musicians from very different backgrounds who seem to understand each other almost intuitively’ ” The Guardian

Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music
(4.92 min)