🇲🇱 🇫🇷 As the name of the project consists of surnames, it says a lot. First of all, the artists did not have to invent anything. That’s how these voices sound, and that’s it.
Well, here is a double combo, as two duets turn into a quartet… Although, as rightly noted, the triumph of synergy leads to a different arithmetic: 2 + 2 = 1. A single whole, something unique.
Ballaké Sissoko is one of the few world-famous musicians that any audience would associates with true Africa. The maestro has been collaborating with Vincent Ségal for decades. It’s a non-obvious union: European cello and African kora. But it sounds magical. For instance, check this concert in a cozy NPR studio.
Two other masters are Vincent Peirani and Emile Parisien. They usually play an accordion and a saxophone, respectively. The musician offer their interpretation of folk and jazz music. As a result, you will not hear jazz, traditional ethnic music, or anything easily recognizable in the performance of a dream team. Indeed, it turns out a unique story worth listening to without context and references to anything. Which is what I suggest you do.
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