Ballaké Sissoko

Ballaké Sissoko & Ludovico Einaudi - Diario Mali (2003) [REPOST]

Ballaké Sissoko & Ludovico Einaudi - Diario Mali (2003)
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Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Label: Ponderosa ‎| Release Date: October 13, 2009

Mali Diary (Diario Mali) is a studio recording of duets between the highly successful Italian classical-crossover pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, and Mali musician Ballake Sissoko - one of the most gifted ækoraÆ players in Africa. This unexpected collaboration was recorded in February 2003, less than a month after they had appeared together at the now famous Festival in the Desert. They had a track included on the best-selling CD of the event.

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)  Music

Posted by Manavgat at Oct. 29, 2013
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)
EAC RIP | Flac (Tracks)+CUE+LOG ~ 270 MB | 10 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 140 MB | ArtWork
Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Label: No Format ‎| Release Date: October 13, 2009

It turns out that the cello is just about the perfect instrument to compliment the kora. The cello is legato where the kora is pointillist; it is lustrous and mellow where the kora is bright and brittle; and yet both instruments share a profound capacity for serenity, so that even as they contrast most sharply, they can remain unified in purpose. That said, in the wrong hands, a confab of cello and kora could easily devolve into a New Age snooze fest or a tedious exercise in classical music light. So the success of Chamber Music must really be credited to the remarkable musicians who created it, and to their playful, confident, and utterly transparent musical friendship.
Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal - Musique de Nuit (2015) {No Format}

Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal - Musique de Nuit (2015) {No Format}
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Genre: African Music, Classical

When Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo was unexpected: the Malian master of the traditional harp, or kora; the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop; and the elegant, soulful music they made together. The album appeared on numerous best-of lists in both Europe (in 2009) and North America (in 2011). Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit (“Night Music”) – an album which may not have the same element of surprise, but which may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor.

Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 17, 2016
Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}

Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 247MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Music, African Music

Ballake Sissoko opens his new album, “At Peace,” with “Maimouna,” his solo showcase for the kora, the West African harp with 21 strings rising vertically from a huge calabash gourd. For those unfamiliar with the instrument, its broad range, sparkling tone and shimmering effects are vividly displayed here. For those who do know the kora, Sissoko is a virtuoso who can run through a blur of speeding notes and then brake for a crisply articulated theme. On this piece, Sissoko repeats the same descending figure, but with the melodic path and rhythmic organization slightly altered each time.

Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla, Wouter Vandenabeele - Tamala (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Oct. 13, 2017
Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla, Wouter Vandenabeele - Tamala (2017)

Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla, Wouter Vandenabeele - Tamala (2017)
World, Africa, Folk | 1:04:55 | MP3, 320 kbps | 148 MB
Label: Muziekpublique

Dans cette nouvelle formation en trio, l’alchimie musicale s’est formée tout naturellement. C’est avant tout une rencontre humaine et cela se ressent musicalement. Le grand chanteur et griot sénégalais Mola Sylla vous coupera le souffle jusqu’à la dernière note. Accompagné par le joueur de kora Bao Sissoko et le talentueux Wouter Vandenabeele au violon, ils forment une unité de laquelle émane la musique du coeur. Issu d’une famille de griots sénégalais, Bao Sissoko a été baigné dans la tradition mandingue dès son plus jeune âge. Son jeu à la kora, à la fois fin, dépouillé et énergique est aujourd’hui reconnu de partout. Parmi ses prestigieuses collaborations (Malick Pathe Sow, Baaba Maal, Abou Thiam, Mamy Kanoute, Zap Mama, Vaya Con Dios, Sioen, …), Bao rencontre le violon de Wouter Vandenabeele (Olla Vogala, Chansons sans Paroles) lors du projet « La musique d’Issa Sow », sorti chez Homerecords. L’entente basique entre le violon et la kora n’est plus à démontrer mais celle qui habite ce trio avec Mola Sylla est enivrante. Le dialogue est soutenu, il se nourrit du plaisir de jouer ensemble. Plaisir qu’on ne peut que partager et qui nous transporte.

Labelle - univers-île (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Sept. 8, 2017
Labelle - univers-île (2017)

Labelle - univers-île (2017)
Electronic | 46:13 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 105 MB
Label: InFiné

Labelle hails from Saint-Denis de la Réunion, His home is at the top of an apartment block in the centre of the island’s capital. It’s a belvedere overlooking the rich and extravagant cultural crossroads of Saint-Denis de la Reunion, a laboratory of Creolism and musical blending, where he composes his music on hi-tech machines, sketching out celestial electronic symphonies whilst cultivating a deep connection with the soil.

Toumani Diabaté - Collection (1987-2017)  Music

Posted by murena at Aug. 27, 2017
Toumani Diabaté - Collection (1987-2017)

Toumani Diabaté - Collection (1987-2017)
MP3 320 kbps | 19 albums, 17:29:37 min | Covers included | 2,4 Gb
Genre: Music of Mali, World music, African Folk

A master of the kora (21-string West African harp), Toumani Diabaté has brought the traditional music of his native Mali to the attention of an international audience with a series of well-received solo albums and some unlikely, but acclaimed, collaborations. Although he came from a family of musicians, Diabaté (born August 10, 1965) taught himself to play the kora at an early age, as his father, who also played the instrument, was often away touring. He developed a style of playing that, while being strongly rooted in the Malian tradition, is also open to a wide range of other influences, such as jazz and flamenco. He has subsequently sought out other musicians from around the world who are willing to experiment with him, even performing a concert in Amsterdam with a classical harpist.
Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}

Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2012 Harmonia Mundi / World Village | WVF 479046~47
World / International

Since 1996, during the height of the Provençal summer, the beautiful, historic city of Arles has hosted the Festival Les Suds - a joyous musical alchemy that combines singing, music and dance and both explores and redefines the cultural heart of southern Europe (and beyond). Over the course of a week, music from around the world resounds like a universal language. This deluxe, greatest hits package from World Village features highlights recorded over the festival's last decade.
Various Artists - Beginners Guide To African Blues (2011) [3CD BoxSet] {Nascente}

Various Artists - Beginners Guide To African Blues (2011) [3CD BoxSet] {Nascente}
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© 2011 Nascente / Demon Music | NSBOX078
Blues / World Music / African

Following on from 2010’s best-selling Beginner’s Guide to African Funk comes the Beginner’s Guide to African Blues – an essential primer to the African Blues and Desert Blues scenes that have dominated world music in recent years. Featuring Afro-Blues legends such as Ali Farka Toure & Boubacar Traore, the new school of Afro-superstars such as Toumani Diabate & Rokia Traoré plus global-Afro-fusionists such as Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara & Dub Colossus, Beginner’s Guide to African Blues tells the story of African Blues in the 21st century.
Various Artists - Beginners Guide To African Blues (2011) [3CD BoxSet] {Nascente}

Various Artists - Beginners Guide To African Blues (2011) [3CD BoxSet] {Nascente}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 0.99 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 407 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 157 Mb
© 2011 Nascente / Demon Music | NSBOX078
Blues / World Music / African

Following on from 2010’s best-selling Beginner’s Guide to African Funk comes the Beginner’s Guide to African Blues – an essential primer to the African Blues and Desert Blues scenes that have dominated world music in recent years. Featuring Afro-Blues legends such as Ali Farka Toure & Boubacar Traore, the new school of Afro-superstars such as Toumani Diabate & Rokia Traoré plus global-Afro-fusionists such as Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara & Dub Colossus, Beginner’s Guide to African Blues tells the story of African Blues in the 21st century.