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Vincent Ségal

Vincent Ségal, is a French cellist and bassist born in 1967 in the French city of Reims. He studied at the National Music Academy of Lyon and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. He is mainly known for the variety of his collaborations and unusual projects. He has worked with Steve Nieve, Elvis Costello, Cesaria Evora, Blackalicious, Carlinhos Brown, the French reggae band Tryo, Franck Monnet, the experimental project Mujeres Encinta, Georges Moustaki or with Alexandre Desplat in the O.S.T. of Lust, Caution and other of his films. In 1986 he and Cyril Atef and formed the band Bumcello, a downtempo electronica duo that won the Victoires de la Musique award and was named Electronic artist of the year 2006

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Ballaké Sissoko at Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre

Read "Ballaké Sissoko at Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre" reviewed by Rob Garratt

Ballaké SissokoSheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre Le French May Arts FestivalHong Kong May 5, 2019 The kora must be one of the world's great improvisatory instruments, and Mali's Ballaké Sissoko is surely one of the instrument's most visible proponents. Somewhere between a harp and a double lute, the ...

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Destination Africa! Part I: Mali, Morocco & Tunisia

Read "Destination Africa! Part I: Mali, Morocco & Tunisia" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In this episode we'll explore jazz by African musicians and by foreign musicians fascinated with the African continent and its music, with a special focus on Mali, Morocco and Tunisia. Happy Listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Daniel Freedman “All Brothers" from Bamako ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Yacine Boulares: Abu Sadiya

Read "Abu Sadiya" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il sassofonista e clarinettista di origini tunisine Yacine Boulares presenta qui un'interessantissima suite di musica originale, ispirata però ad Abu Sadiya, mitica figura dell'XI secolo appartenente alla tradizione tunisina che Boulares ha conosciuto attraverso i racconti del padre. Originario dell'Africa sub sahariana, probabilmente del Mali, giunto in Tunisia alla ricerca della figlia rapita e ridotta in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Yacine Boularès: Coltrane by way of Descartes

Read "Yacine Boularès: Coltrane by way of Descartes" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Saxophonist Yacine Boularès took the road less travelled to discover and develop his passion for jazz. After graduating in philosophy from the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris, he felt the urge to put into practice the notions of aesthetics he had researched for his dissertation. Following his studies at Paris' Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Toure-Raichel Collective Debut Forthcoming March 27

The Toure-Raichel Collective Debut Forthcoming March 27

Touré-Raichel Collective, a collaboration between global superstars Vieux Farka Touré of Mali and Idan Raichel from Israel, was forged from a chance encounter at a German airport. Their growing friendship led to a performance at the Tel Aviv Opera House in November 2010. After that remarkable concert, Vieux and Idan, joined by Israeli bassist Yossi Fine ...

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Toure-Raichel Collective to Release Album March 27& Tour In April

Toure-Raichel Collective to Release Album March 27& Tour In April

The Touré-Raichel Collective, a collaboration between global superstars Vieux Farka Touré of Mali and Idan Raichel from Israel, was forged from a chance encounter at a German airport. Their growing friendship led to a performance at the Tel Aviv Opera House in November 2010. After that remarkable concert, Vieux and Idan, joined by Israeli bassist Yossi ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal: Cellos on the Niger, Koras on the Seine

Cellos on the Niger, Koras on the Seine: Chamber Music Discovers Unexpected Strains of African Lyricism and European Funk When kora-player Ballaké Sissoko approached French cellist Vincent Ségal after a show, Ségal never suspected that he'd find himself several years later on the banks of the Niger, digging into African music's introspective side with a virtuosic ...

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Unexpected Trends, Emerging Hybrids & Edgy Roots: globalFEST 2011 Artist Lineup

Unexpected Trends, Emerging Hybrids, and Edgy Roots: globalFEST Returns to NYC with 13 Artists on Three Stages, January 9, 2011 Unexpected trends are the new cutting edge: the hard-hitting Afro-Cuban percussionist quietly attracting rock icons to his shows; the expressive young vocalist invoking ancient sacred traditions with surprising immediacy; the cultural communities rich with unheralded, powerful ...


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