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Most Played

This is the most played album in my 30BG music library. I recommend Bafoulabe and Kora Bali for starters but two songs or the thirty second clips really do not give a full perspective. . You must buy the album!! New Ancient Strings is beyond ambient...it's magical

Cool neighborhood

Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissoko are neighbors in Mali and they decided to record together. Diabate's & Sissoko's kora's mix together on New Ancient strings to create a very unique bit of recording. The songs Bi Lambam, Yamfa & Cheinah Demba are great songs that give you a feel for the recording.

mind boggling

Totally amazing. Especially Bi Lambam and Kora Bali. A good intro into African music and the work of two great artists. Worth a listen, if not to buy!

Biography

Genre: World

Years Active: '00s

One of the modern-day masters of his instrument, Ballaké Sissoko is a Malian kora player who found success as a recording artist, generally in collaboration with others, most notably fellow Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté. Born in 1968 in Mali and based in Paris, France, he is the son of Jelimady Sissoko, a master of the kora. Sissoko first made a name for himself as a recording artist in 1999 with co-billing on the Toumani Diabaté album New Ancient Strings. The following year, he released the...
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New Ancient Strings, Ballaké Sissoko
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  • $6.99
  • Genres: World, Music, Africa
  • Released: 1999

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