Lane Series: Ablaye Cissoko & Cyrille Brotto
Our interest in the beauty and complexity of the West African Kora continues after last season¿s Sona Jobarteh concert brought our audience to their feet. This year, we feature a great Senegalese master of the instrument, Ablaye Cissoko, in an unusual pairing with the French diatonic accordionist Cyrille Brotto. The two connected when Brotto invited Cissoko to play at a small concert in his rural village as a gift to his wife, who is a huge Kora fan. When Brotto jumped up on stage to improvise with him, the two discovered an instant rapport and a new acoustic synergy that felt fresh, yet natural. This is the kind of intimate chamber/world music that sounds so beautiful in our hall.
For more information, contact Lane Series at 802-656-4455 or Lane.Series@uvm.edu.