Nomadic Night

Ballaké Sissoko & guests


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Location: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, view access map
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About the event



Ballaké Sissoko (kora)
Patrick Messina (clarinet)
Vincent Ségal (cello)
Arthur Teboul (vocals)

“Djourou is the string that connects me to others.”
Ballaké Sissoko

The unrivalled master of kora, Ballaké Sissoko releases Djourou, a stunning album of musical collaborations featuring a host of artists from all horizons. For this Nomadic Night concert, he performs on stage alongside musicians Patrick Messina and of course, Vincent Ségal, his loyal friend and accomplice, as well as Arthur Teboul, lead singer with Feu! Chatterton, in what promises to be a thrilling transmusical dialogue.

For over forty years, Ballaké Sissoko has been travelling with his kora (a type of lute-harp emblematic of West African music), all around the world. A talented improviser and composer, he enjoys confronting his music with other musical spheres. In 2009, he fused his kora with Vincent Ségal’s cello on the glorious album Chamber Music. With Djourou, he expands the circle of collaborations to artists from other musical universes, who have also fallen in love with the sound of the kora.

A Nomadic Night of friendship and musical encounters to bring us closer together.

“The grand master of the kora has released a new album, Djourou, where he joyfully displays the art of musical conversation.”
Soro Solo, Pan African Music

“Dreamy and adventurous.”
Neil Spencer, The Guardian

“A kora that goes straight for the heart.”
Vincent Brunner, Les Inrockuptibles

Practical information

Additional information

Estimated duration: 90 mins.

Doors open at 7pm.

Seated concert, subject to availability and in compliance with current health measures.

Nomadic Nights events begin at the indicated time. Late entrance is permitted if it does not disturb the show.

This event will be filmed by the team of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain to be broadcast on its websites and social media. The public is likely to appear in these images.

The Damien Hirst exhibition Cherry Blossoms will not be accessible during the Nomadic Night.

Find our health charter and the securityy measures to be observed by clicking here.