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Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

It’s a story just the way we like it: a story that sings the truths and virtues of friendship and musicality. In 2009, kora player Ballaké Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal decided to capture in an album the instrumental conversations they like to weave together. Recorded in Bamako in Salif Keita’s studio, Chamber Music transcends genres, fashions and borders and was selected as one of the best albums by The Guardian and Le Monde. Since then, the duo’s music has continued to spread its universal beauty around the world, from Europe to China, from the United States to Brazil. Six years after Chamber Music, the complicity between the two men resonates more than ever in Musique de Nuit. Captured in January 2015, this new album of sensitive virtuosity is the fruit of two sessions taken on the spot: one, by night, on the roof of Ballaké Sissoko’s house; and the other, by day, in a room of the Bogolan studio. Two sides of the same freedom, that of two musicians who are masters of their instrument, their art and their traditions.