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Musique De Nuit

Label: Six Degrees Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Niandou; Passa Quatro; Balazando; N’Kapalema; Diaboro; Super Etoile; Prelude; Samba Tomora; Musique De Nuit.

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Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Musique De Nuit

Read "Musique De Nuit" reviewed by James Nadal


Expanding on the adage that less is more, Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko and renowned French cellist Vincent Segal have taken an ascetic minimalistic approach on Musique De Nuit. This melding of primordial African intonations with Baroque inclinations, has yielded a stimulating and unique hybrid acoustic format, which they first experimented with in “Chamber Music," back ...

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Ballaké Sissoko to Release 'At Peace' on Six Degrees Records

Ballaké Sissoko to Release 'At Peace' on Six Degrees Records

In 2009, in the depths of the Malian night, kora player Ballaké Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal recorded the stripped down dialogues that became the album Chamber Music. The record collected rave reviews and became an instant classic. It was rewarded with a “Victoire de la Musique” (a French Grammy award) and resulted in 200 concerts ...

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Chamber Music

Label: Six Degrees Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Chamber Music; Oscarine; Houdesti; Wo Ye N'Gnougobine; Histoire De Molly; Ma-Ma FC; Regret (A Kader Barry); Halinkata Djoube; Future' Mako Mady.

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Ballake Sissoko / Vincent Segal: Chamber Music

Read "Chamber Music" reviewed by Chris May


Until quite recently, the kora was a curiosity which generally required the bracketed explanation (a 16 or 21 string West African harp) when referred to in print. Today, with “world music" part of the cultural mainstream, the instrument is almost commonplace. More so, in jazz anyway, than the cello (a four string viol pitched above a ...


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