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  • feature December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Here are the reviews of the albums featured in our new Stocking Stuffers 2015 program. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a complete list of the artists, songs and albums from the show. Damily – Very … Read more »

  • program December 3, 2015

    Stocking Stuffers 2015

    Tuareg blues, Angelique Kidjo with a symphony orchestra, the return of Les Ambassadeurs and Kandia Kouyate of Mali. New sounds from Zambia and Nigeria, and classic ones from Senegal, Colombia, Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic. These are just a few … Read more »

  • blog September 23, 2015

    Kassé Mady Diabaté Tickets and World Music Institute Giveaway

    The legendary Malian vocalist and griot Kassé Mady Diabaté recently embarked on his first-ever solo U.S. tour. Joining him on tour are Ballaké Sissoko on kora, Lansiné Kouyaté on balafon, and Badié Tounkara on ngoni. The quartet makes a stop at New … Read more »

  • review September 21, 2015

    Musique de Nuit

    The collaboration between Malian kora maestro Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Segal may be the most successful meeting of African and Western classical traditions yet. That is in part because Mande music, including the kora, is closer to a … Read more »

  • blog August 31, 2015

    Video Premiere: Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal on Bamako Rooftop

    Ballaké Sissoko, one of the world’s foremost kora players, and inventive French cellist Vincent Segal first collaborated on the outstanding album Chamber Music in 2009. On Sept. 11, they are releasing a follow-up to that recording, Musique de Nuit on … Read more »

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