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Ballake Sissoko Quartet in November!
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BALLAKÉ SISSOKO QUARTET
Classical Soundscapes
                          of African Beauty


ON TOUR 20 Nov - 1 Dec
“Powerful, beautiful” (NPR)

PLUS! Catch them on LATER...with Jools Holland on 29th October at 22:00 on BBC 2.

Ballaké Sissoko is one of Mali's greatest exponents of the kora, the 21-stringed harp of the Manding people. Whilst his music is steeped in ancient West African traditions, this modest and soft-spoken man is also a staunch innovator and musical. He earned his reputation by performing solo, with Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, Ludovico Einaudi, and more recently, in an award-winning collaboration with French cellist Vincent Segal. For his latest project, At Peace, Sissoko gathers trusted, long-time musical companions on guitars and balafon; together, the four musicians produce music that is remarkable for its sophistication, conversation, and the art of weaving sound into a cascade of almost liquid lacework, at once tranquil and adventurous.


Babani Kone joins the tour!

We are thrilled to announce that Malian diva Babani Kone, one of the top female vocalists in Mali today, will be joining the tour with Ballaké Sissoko as a special guest!
Watch the Making Tracks Clip!

TOUR DATES
Wed 20-Nov Bury St Edmunds the apex
Thu 21-Nov London Rich Mix (part of London Jazz Festival)
Fri 22-Nov Birmingham mac
Sat 23-Nov York NCEM
Sun 24-Nov Gateshead The Sage Gateshead
Tue 26-Nov Bristol Colston Hall
Wed 27-Nov Poole Lighthouse
Thu 28-Nov Swansea Pontardawe Arts Centre
Sat 30-Nov Cambridge The Junction
Sun 1-Dec Milton Keynes The Stables

More Making Tracks!
2 more exciting tours coming up:
* April: Mokoomba *
 * May: Debashish Bhattacharya *
For more details see www.makingtrackslive.org.uk

Making Tracks
Adventures in Well Travelled Music


Making Tracks is a fresh concept in programming on the British live music circuit. A travelling season of concerts bringing the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to a local setting in partnership with 11 top music venues in the UK.

Making Tracks is programmed and produced by KAPA Productions. Funded by Arts Council England. 

Copyright © 2013 KAPA Productions

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