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  • 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 »

  • blog June 29, 2015

    U.S. Premiere of Angélique Kidjo and Philip Glass’ Ifé

    Angélique Kidjo, superstar Beninoise singer and humanitarian activist,  has teamed up with acclaimed American composer Philip Glass to create an orchestral piece called Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs. The American premiere of the collaboration takes place July 10 with the San … Read more »

  • interview May 11, 2015

    Interview: Axel Krygier Unleashes His Inner Caveman

    For decades now, Axel Krygier has been one of the most creative and innovative musicians in the Buenos Aires underground. He started his career in the late ’80s, after training as a classical composer, and played in the popular rock group … Read more »

  • review May 7, 2015

    Angélique Kidjo Sings

    The merger of African and Western classical music has a history. The Kronos Quartet dove in bravely collaborating with African composers on the 1992 release Pieces of Africa. The results were fascinating, though mixed, the combination of bowed strings and … Read more »

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