Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal - Photo Credit: Gassian

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


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