globalFEST 2011 to present the U.S. debut of Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal - Photo Credit: Gassian
Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal will be performing at globalFEST 2011 at New York City’s Webster Hall (125 E. 11th St.) on January 9.

Ségal has taken the cello into new realms as a musician with the French trip-hop group Bumcello and in collaborations with Sting and Elvis Costello.

An accomplished Malian kora (West African lute-harp) player, Sissoko has worked with every one from African icons (Toumani Diabate) to blues masters (Taj Mahal) and Italian minimalist composers (Ludovico Einaudi).

Sissoko and Ségal struck up a friendship that blossomed into an elegant, rich acoustic collaboration. The unexpected intertwining of their instruments creates an intimate space for subtle, yet striking sounds flowing from African traditions and European classical roots. It’s chamber music for the 21st century.

Festival line-Up

  • Chamber Music: Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal (U.S. debut)
  • Creole Choir of Cuba
  • Diblo Dibala
  • Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole (NYC solo debut)
  • La-33
  • Novalima
  • Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda
  • Pedrito Martinez Group
  • RAM
  • Red Baraat
  • Rhythm of Rajasthan
  • Yoro Ndiaye (U.S. debut)

The one-night festival includes three U.S. debuts and one New York debut. Tickets are $35 if purchased by November 30, $40 thereafter, including at the door. ($35 for members of World Music Institute) or by phone through World Music Institute box office: 212-545-7536).

globalFEST 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Webster Hall
125 E 11th St., New York, NY
between 3rd and 4th avenues


Author: World Music Central News Department

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