Music: Harmonizing Tradition and Innovation – Melodies of Ballaké Sissoko


Currently enjoying the mesmerizing sounds of Ballaké Sissoko, the talented Malian kora player. Born in 1968, he embraced the 21-stringed instrument from a young age, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a kora player himself. At the tender age of 13, Ballaké’s life took an unexpected turn when his father passed away, leaving a vacant spot in the Ensemble Instrumental National du Mali. With unwavering dedication, he seized this opportunity and embarked on his musical journey. In the 1990s, Ballaké Sissoko ventured into the world of solo music, often collaborating with artists from diverse corners of the globe. His music is a beautiful fusion of tradition and innovation, transcending borders and captivating hearts worldwide.

Listening to these albums:

Diario Mali by Ludovico Einaudi, Ballaké Sissoko on AlbumWhale — Listen

At Peace by Ballaké Sissoko on AlbumWhale — Listen

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