Ballaké Sissoko

Ballaké Sissoko & Ludovico Einaudi - Diario Mali (2003) [REPOST]

Ballaké Sissoko & Ludovico Einaudi - Diario Mali (2003)
EAC RIP | Flac (Tracks)+CUE+LOG ~ 270 MB | 10 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 150 MB | ArtWork
Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Label: Ponderosa ‎| Release Date: October 13, 2009

Mali Diary (Diario Mali) is a studio recording of duets between the highly successful Italian classical-crossover pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, and Mali musician Ballake Sissoko - one of the most gifted ækoraÆ players in Africa. This unexpected collaboration was recorded in February 2003, less than a month after they had appeared together at the now famous Festival in the Desert. They had a track included on the best-selling CD of the event.

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)  Music

Posted by Manavgat at Oct. 29, 2013
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (2009)
EAC RIP | Flac (Tracks)+CUE+LOG ~ 270 MB | 10 Tracks | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps ~ 140 MB | ArtWork
Genre: Folk, World, & Country | Label: No Format ‎| Release Date: October 13, 2009

It turns out that the cello is just about the perfect instrument to compliment the kora. The cello is legato where the kora is pointillist; it is lustrous and mellow where the kora is bright and brittle; and yet both instruments share a profound capacity for serenity, so that even as they contrast most sharply, they can remain unified in purpose. That said, in the wrong hands, a confab of cello and kora could easily devolve into a New Age snooze fest or a tedious exercise in classical music light. So the success of Chamber Music must really be credited to the remarkable musicians who created it, and to their playful, confident, and utterly transparent musical friendship.
Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal - Musique de Nuit (2015) {No Format}

Ballake Sissoko, Vincent Segal - Musique de Nuit (2015) {No Format}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 322MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: African Music, Classical

When Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal released their first collaborative album, Chamber Music, they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo was unexpected: the Malian master of the traditional harp, or kora; the French cellist with the unlikely background in trip-hop; and the elegant, soulful music they made together. The album appeared on numerous best-of lists in both Europe (in 2009) and North America (in 2011). Now, these two sonic voyagers have returned with Musique de Nuit (“Night Music”) – an album which may not have the same element of surprise, but which may be even more spellbinding than its predecessor.

Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 17, 2016
Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}

Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (2013) {No Format}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 247MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Music, African Music

Ballake Sissoko opens his new album, “At Peace,” with “Maimouna,” his solo showcase for the kora, the West African harp with 21 strings rising vertically from a huge calabash gourd. For those unfamiliar with the instrument, its broad range, sparkling tone and shimmering effects are vividly displayed here. For those who do know the kora, Sissoko is a virtuoso who can run through a blur of speeding notes and then brake for a crisply articulated theme. On this piece, Sissoko repeats the same descending figure, but with the melodic path and rhythmic organization slightly altered each time.

Toumani Diabaté - Collection (1987-2017)  Music

Posted by murena at Aug. 27, 2017
Toumani Diabaté - Collection (1987-2017)

Toumani Diabaté - Collection (1987-2017)
MP3 320 kbps | 19 albums, 17:29:37 min | Covers included | 2,4 Gb
Genre: Music of Mali, World music, African Folk

A master of the kora (21-string West African harp), Toumani Diabaté has brought the traditional music of his native Mali to the attention of an international audience with a series of well-received solo albums and some unlikely, but acclaimed, collaborations. Although he came from a family of musicians, Diabaté (born August 10, 1965) taught himself to play the kora at an early age, as his father, who also played the instrument, was often away touring. He developed a style of playing that, while being strongly rooted in the Malian tradition, is also open to a wide range of other influences, such as jazz and flamenco. He has subsequently sought out other musicians from around the world who are willing to experiment with him, even performing a concert in Amsterdam with a classical harpist.
Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}

Various Artists - Anthologie des Moments Precieux des Suds a Arles (2012) [CD+DVD] {Harmonia Mundi}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 306 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
DVD5 -> 2.30 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | ~ 65 min | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 126 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Harmonia Mundi / World Village | WVF 479046~47
World / International

Since 1996, during the height of the Provençal summer, the beautiful, historic city of Arles has hosted the Festival Les Suds - a joyous musical alchemy that combines singing, music and dance and both explores and redefines the cultural heart of southern Europe (and beyond). Over the course of a week, music from around the world resounds like a universal language. This deluxe, greatest hits package from World Village features highlights recorded over the festival's last decade.

Labelle - univers-île (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Sept. 8, 2017
Labelle - univers-île (2017)

Labelle - univers-île (2017)
Electronic | 46:13 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 105 MB
Label: InFiné

Labelle hails from Saint-Denis de la Réunion, His home is at the top of an apartment block in the centre of the island’s capital. It’s a belvedere overlooking the rich and extravagant cultural crossroads of Saint-Denis de la Reunion, a laboratory of Creolism and musical blending, where he composes his music on hi-tech machines, sketching out celestial electronic symphonies whilst cultivating a deep connection with the soil.

VA - Nø Førmat 2004-2016 (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 28, 2017
VA - Nø Førmat 2004-2016 (2017)

VA - Nø Førmat 2004-2016 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 292 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 128 mb
Hip-Hop, Jazz, World | Label: Nø Førmat!

Sample of the artists edited by the label Nø Førmat! between 2004 and 2016. The disc was sent to the subscribers of the Nø Førmat!
VA - Strings Tradition: Mesmerising Confluence of Kora, Sitar and Violin (2008)

VA - Strings Tradition: Mesmerising Confluence of Kora, Sitar and Violin (2008)
Mamadou Diabate, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
World Fusion, Indian, West African | Label: Felmay/Mystica | # ACW 09017 | Time: 01:03:19

A unique album which brings together the musical traditions of Mali and India and which involves some of the most important musicians of these traditions!

Awa Ly - Five And a Feather (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 11, 2016
Awa Ly - Five And a Feather (2016)

Awa Ly - Five And a Feather (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 41:47 min | 101 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Naïve

Une nuit, Awa fît un rêve… L’atmosphère y était enchantée, comme mystique, nimbée dans une scénographie convoquant la lune, la Terre et les éléments. Mélange ancestral entre les Indiens d’Amérique et l’Afrique, l’être chamanique était là, s’exprimant dans une langue inconnue, narrant des histoires réelles ou fantasmées. Ces récits, elle les recevait d’autres, se les appropriait, s’en imprégnait, partageait leur joie, soulageait douleur ou tristesse contenue.