3MA: BALLAKÉ SISSOKO, DRISS EL MALOUMI, RAJERY
Friday, March 15, 2019
Doors: 6pm | 8pm
155 Varick St, Manhattan
Presented with City Winery
3MA is the meeting of three string-instrument virtuosi: the Malian kora magician Ballaké Sissoko, the Moroccan maestro of the oud Driss El Maloumi and the Malagasy master of the valiha Rajery. They represent rich traditions and deliver a shared message that rallies against the violence of our world with their soft and invigorating harmonies, vital energy and universal poetry. Since their debut record in 2008, the 3MA musicians meet regularly to perform concerts throughout the world. Their latest album AnaRouz (Hope) bears witness to their wonderful connection and experiences.
A trio of virtuosos on plucked-string instruments from disparate musical cultures make transnational teamwork look and sound easy ...the music shimmers as fingers fly. - The New York Times