Live@365: Chamber Music

Performers Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal. (Photo: Kevin Yatarola)

On Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m., the Graduate Center’s new world music series Live@365 begins with the program Chamber Music, featuring Ballake Sissoko, kora, and Vincent Segal, cello.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

The intertwining sounds of Sissoko's kora, a 21-stringed lute-harp, and Segal's cello create subtle yet striking music that flows from African traditions and European classical roots—chamber music for the 21st century. Sissoko, who comes from Mali, is one of the new generation's top players of the kora and has performed with a wide variety of musicians, from African icons (Toumani Diabate) to blues masters (Taj Mahal), to Italian minimalist composers (Ludovico Einaudi); Segal explored new musical realms with the French trip-hop group Bumcello and in collaborations with Sting and Elvis Costello.

For more information on the series, including video clips of the musicians, visit Live@365.

Submitted on: JUL 6, 2011