7pm Pre-Show Q&A moderated by music writer and producer Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide
Join us for an evening of sublime surprising soulful music unlike anything you’ve heard before!
Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal return to FIAF for a one-night-only concert of their spellbinding 2015 release, Musique de Nuit.
When Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, in 2011 they caught the music world by storm. Everything about this duo was unexpected: the Malian master of the kora; the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop; and the elegant, soulful music they made together.
Since then, Sissoko and Ségal have created their own cross-cultural hybrid tradition, one that draws on the ancient well of West African troubadour songs, the rich heritage of Baroque music, and an elusive but somehow clearly modern sensibility.
“…a poignant and thoughtful marriage of Western and African classical sounds.”—Wall Street Journal
Season Sponsors: American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery.