Going Global at Savannah Music Festival 2011

Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal
Savannah Music Festival 2011 (March 24 to April 9, 2011) will showcase various musical traditions from across the world. ‘African Interplay,’ “a one-time only double-bill of two distinct acts blending African music with western instruments,” features great kora master Ballake Sissoko performing with French cellist Vincent Segal, followed by acclaimed Afropop/jazz guitarist/singer Lionel Loueke’s blend of the traditional sounds of West Africa with elements of jazz and contemporary world music.

‘Masters of Indian Music & Dance’ showcases the talents of two of the world’s greatest Indian musicians, Amjad Ali Khan and Zakir Hussain, on a double bill with the South Indian dance virtuoso, Vijayalakshmi. Hussain, a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, will also collaborate with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer on a concert program in which the three masterful genre-benders will move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music.

Afro-pop superstar Salif Keita makes his Savannah debut with his bold, electric sound that blends together the traditional griot music of his Malian childhood with other West African influences from Guinea, the Ivory Coast, and Senegal, along with influences from Cuba, Spain, and Portugal.

Cuba’s Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and Tiempo Libre channel the rumba of Havana with an Old & New World Cuban Dance Party.


Tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Savannah Music Festival (SMF), and are available online at www.savannahmusicfestival.org by phone at 912-525-5050. Purchases of four concerts or more made before January 8th receive a 10% discount.

For more information, visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org

Author: World Music Central News Department

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