Djourou - CD

Ballaké Sissoko

Djourou - CD

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Release CD SKU: NOF50

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Le virtuose de la kora, Ballaké Sissoko, tisse ses somptueuses compositions avec des invités prestigieux amoureux de kora, issus de la chanson française et de la musique mandingue. Avec son nouvel album solo Djourou, le compositeur malien Ballaké Sissoko, convie des artistes de tous horizons.

« Djourou, c’est la corde, celle qui me relie aux autres » dit-il simplement. L’album est un magnifique condensé de cet art d’être soi-même et d’être avec les autres, puisqu’il réunit des pièces où le musicien, seul, dialogue avec sa kora, et d’autres où il se plaît à la faire converser avec des artistes qui sont tombés amoureux de sa musique. Ballaké rencontre ainsi la chanteuse Camille, le groupe Feu! Chatterton, le rappeur Oxmo Puccino, le clarinettiste Patrick Messina, le chanteur Piers Faccini, la voix sacrée de Salif Keïta, la talentueuse koraïste Sona Jobarteh, et le violoncelliste et complice de longue date, Vincent Segal.

L’improvisateur et prodige malien continue de se réinventer et explorer son art vers d’autres rivages musicaux. Sa musique se déploie dans toutes ses dimensions : intime et universelle, singulière et plurielle, en solitaire ou en conversation.


Kora virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko forms gorgeous compositions with prestigious kora-lover guests, from French chanson to Mandingo music. With his new solo album Djourou, Malian composer Ballaké Sissoko invites artists from distant horizons.

“Djourou is the cord that connects me to other people,” says Ballaké Sissoko with characteristic simplicity. It is a magnificent distillation of that same art: the art of being yourself and being with others. It combines pieces in which Ballaké converses, all alone, with his kora, and others in which he takes palpable pleasure in dialoguing musicians whose contributions come across like declarations of love. Ballaké meets the singer Camille, the band Feu!Chatterton, famous French MC Oxmo Puccino, the clarinetist Patrick Messina, the singer Piers Faccini, Salif Keïta's sacred voice, the gifted kora-player Sona Jobarteh, cellist and longtime partner, Vincent Segal.

Ballaké is an improviser and prodigy who is still reinventing himself and who explores his Art to other worlds. Djourou presents the Malian kora-player’s music in all its multi-faceted forms: intimate and universal, singular and plural, solo or in conversation.

Tracklist :

1/A1 - Demba Kunda
2/A2 - Djourou (ft. Sona Jobarteh)
3/A3 - Jeu sur la Symphonie Fantastique (ft. Vincent Segal / Patrick Messina)
4/A4 - Guelen (ft. Salif Keita)

5/B1 - Kora (ft. Camille)
6/B2 - Mande Tabolo
7/B3 - Frotter les Mains (ft. Oxmo Puccino)
8/B4 - Kadidja (ft. Piers Faccini)

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