Thursday, March 17
The playlist – Middle Eastern and North African: Acid Arab, Ballake Sissoko and more
"... Mali: Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal - Diaboro (live session). Master kora player Ballaké Sissoko lives in a partially secluded house of red laterite bricks in the Ntomikorobougou, or 'old tamarind', neighbourhood of Bamako, under the shadow of the Koulouba Hill. And this is worth mentioning, as this serene location – specifically his roof terrace – is where he recorded his new album, Musique Du Nuit, with French cellist Vincent Segal. And as this clip shows, the music has been suffused with domestic and street noise, creating the kind of intimate and welcoming sound that would be impossible to achieve in the studio. ..."