Ablaye Cissoko


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(photos (c) by Fabrice Journo, Youri Lenquette, Mickael Slobodian, Federico Cavicchioli, Laurent Gerrer, Gilbert Liéval. (ENG) Singer and kora player, Ablaye Cissoko is a part of new generation of artists from Senegal. Son of a Griot, living in Saint Louis in Senegal, Ablaye Cissoko incarnates the crossover between Mandinka traditions and contemporary musical creation. Ablaye Cissoko is known for his amazing display of musical genius and generosity. He is one of the finest kora player in the world and one of the most crossover african artist, able to collaborate with both jazz, world music and even classical artists. Since 2002, Ablaye Cissoko

performed all over the world, and collaborated with many great international artists such as Randy Weston, Kiya Tabassian, Eric Bibb, Habib Faye, François Jeanneau, Simon Goubert, Sophia Domancich, Volker Goetze, Majid Bekkas, Omar Pene, Emmanuel Bex,