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New Album Baba Sissoko solo "Amadran"

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«I dedicate this album to my family, all the Sissokos in the world!
There is just one Sissoko family, wherever you are (Mali, Senegal, Gambia or Guinea), if your name is
Sissoko, you are part of the same family, because we are all descendants of Fakoli!
Fakoli was a prince and one of the founders of the Mandinka Empire. He was a man of his word, who was
very involved in the social scene. As a legacy, he passed down to us all of his energy and force. As his
descendants, we all received a piece of him. My family received culture, tradition and music!
My grandparents who were also my best buddies, Djeli Djatourou Sissoko, Djeli Makan Sissoko, Djeli Baba
Sissoko, had all lived with the energy and force of Fakoli, humanly, culturally and musically speaking.
I had the chance to know all of my grandparents and I learned a lot with them at the beginning of my
childhood. I grew up with my father Djeli Madou Sissoko, a great Ngoni player; my mother Djeli Mah
Damba Koroba, traditional singer; and with my uncle Mama Sissoko, a great Ngoni and guitar player, who
completed my training and showed me the way to my mission. My family left me a baggage full of songs
and I can live anywhere in the world with my musical experience.
In our family we start to play music with the Tama, and then we learn how to play the Ngoni. The Tama and
Ngoni are all instruments of the Sissoko family and belonged to us even before the birth of the Mandinka
Empire.
For me, this album is a journey, a souvenir…it’s life! This album comes from my heart and I recorded it
with all the love and respect that I have for my family because I learned from them that the most beautiful
things are the simplest ones.
This music and album are timeless.»

Baba Sissoko

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Fasiya by Baba & Djana Sissoko

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Le griot malien et sa fille sortent l'album "Fasiya" en novembre, un conte afro-soul moderne produit par l'italien Luca Sapio.

Après son duo avec le bluesman américain Mighty Mo Rodgers sur l'excellent Griot Blues, l'artiste malien Baba Sissoko retrouve le magicien soul italien Luca Sapio sur son nouveau projet Fasiya qui verra le jour le 23 novembre via Blind Faith Records. Héritier d'une longue lignée de griot, Baba Sissoko est maître du tambour tamani mais s'illustre aussi au ngoni, à la guitare, aux balafons ou au kamalengoni.

Gardien des anciennes traditions  africaines, le conteur, installé depuis 1998 en Calabre, n'a de cesse de faire vivre et de moderniser la tradition de l'Amadran, structure musicale hypnotique et répétitive aux origines du blues. En 2015, déjà il confiait les clés musicales de son album Three Gees au producteur romain et invitait sa fille aînée Djana Sissoko dans un conte soul et psychédélique.

Sur Fasiya Baba Sissoko continue ses explorations sonores avec ses percussions et son ngoni fait à la main et transformé électroniquement qu'il plonge de le bain groove et hypnotique des orchestrations cinématographiques de Luca Sapio. Les cordes pincées africaines dansent sur les envolées furieuses de cuivres, la basse funk de Matteo Pezzolet, les claviers fous de Sapio, les rythmiques implacables du batteur Max Weissefeldt (Poets Of Rhythm, Dr. John, Guy One). Enregistré en analogique, ce cocktail presque mystique est un écrin détonant à la voix envoûtante et mélancolique de Djana qui chante en bambara, l’anglais et en français la fierté de l'héritage culturel africain.

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Bamako Jazz Tour

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Bamako Jazz Tour

BAMAKO JAZZ TOUR
Born from an idea of ​​Baba Sissoko and Arci Solidarietà Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with Arci.
The tour aims to raise funds and promote the Bamako Jazz project, which is the creation of a center for young musicians in Bamako, Mali.
The proceeds from the evenings, during which guests and artists will be involved, will be entirely donated to the project; Baba Sissoko will perform for free.

BABA SISSOKO
Baba Sissoko is a Malian griot musician and multi-instrumentalist, one of the greatest exponents of ethnic and jazz music, for years engaged in the dissemination of the musical tradition of Mali in the international arena.
For some time he has collaborated with various musicians (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Omar Sosa, Enzo Avitabile ...) who, starting from the traditional approach of jazz, have moved their research towards the purest roots, rediscovering the origins Africans of all "black music": blues, jazz and soul.
In 2018 he was awarded as the best African jazz musician.

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