We’re excited to host Kora master Ballake Sissoko along with Derek Gripper on March 29th. To build excitement for this amazing upcoming concert, we’re screening “Kora Tales”, a fantastic documentary providing some insight into the work of this musician. Please join us for this free movie screening, hosted at 12pm and 7pm on Tuesday, March 12th. See below for more info and RSVP below!
Original title: Ballaké Sissoko, une histoire de Kora
Directed by Lucy Durán & Laurent Benhamou
Duration 52:36’ | French and Bamanankan with French and English subtitles
The story of the kora, one of Africa’s most iconic and virtuosic instruments, is told here on film. Ballaké Sissoko, the award-winning musician from Mali, takes us on a unique journey in search of the origins and development of the 21-string harp, through legend, history, tradition, and innovation.
Production Country, Year France, 2023
Produced by Oléo Films and Mad Minute Music
Producers Corinne Serres and Samuel Thiebaut
Executive Producer Marcelo Bueno
Director of Photography Laurent Benhamou
Sound Marie-Clotilde Chéry
Editor Rémi Crépeau