West Coast Premiere of Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal’s Chamber Music

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal - Photo Credit: Gassian
Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal – Photo Credit: Gassian
The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles will present the West Coast premiere of Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Ségal’s Chamber Music project. The live concert is scheduked for Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.

The concert is part of the Skirball’s new music series, “Journeys and Encounters” that presents surprising collaborations between musicians of diverse genres. Sissoko and Ségal’s collaborations are outstanding examples of the fusion of Malian traditions and classical music.

In 2009, Sissoko and Ségal recorded the stripped-down musical dialogs that became the album Chamber Music. The album received a “Victoire de la Musique” (top French music award) and resulted in 200 concerts around the world.

In their first West Coast appearance, Sissoko and Ségal perform selections from their groundbreaking album. In addition, the duo will perform a few pieces from Sissoko’s 2013 album, At Peace, produced by Ségal.

Read Sublimely Introspective and Slyly Intricate, a review of 2011’s Chamber Music.

Read Intricate and Warm, a review of Ballake Sissoko’s 2013 album, At Peace

Skirball Cultural Center
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
$35 General; $30 Skirball Members; $25 Full-Time Students
Address: 2701 North Sepúlveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
General Skirball information, call (310) 440-4500 or visit www.skirball.org

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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