Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal

Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal

Thursday, October 26th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 ADV / $32 DOOR

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal
Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal
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.

After years of touring together Sissoko and Segal have created their own hybrid tradition, one that draws on the ancient well of West African troubadour songs, the rich heritage of Baroque music, and an elusive but somehow clearly modern sensibility. Musique de Nuit refines their approach: where Chamber Music included several guests, most of this album consists solely of duets – though your ears may tell you different.