WMI PLUS At Home with Ballaké Sissoko

WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.

We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. THANK YOU!

Monday, August 9, 2021 – 12PM EDT

photo credit B. Peverelli

WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.

WMI Plus at Home welcomes acclaimed Malian kora player and griot Ballaké Sissoko from his home studio. Sissoko has worked with Toumani Diabaté, Taj Mahal, and French cellist Vicent Segal, and is a member of the group 3MA. Since taking his father’s place in the Ensemble Instrumental National du Mali at the age of 13, Sissoko has been touring the world, serving as a musical ambassador to his homeland and bringing the sound of the kora to a wider audience. He will be joined by Banning Eyre (Afropop Worldwide, NPR) and will answer questions from attendees.

WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.

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