Baba & Djana Sissoko - Fasiya
Born in Bamako (Mali), Baba Sissoko has collaborated and recorded with artists such as Ry Cooder, Buena Vista Social Club, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Dee Dee Bridgewater and became the first Malian to win the “Obaland Awards” for Best African Jazz musician of the Year 2018.
Sissoko is the undisputed master of tamani (the original talking drum), that he started to play since he was a child (thanks to the teaching of his grand-father Djeli Baba Sissoko and Djeli Maka Sissoko and Djatourou Sissoko) and from which he is able to extract all the notes simply with a one, natural movement. Baba Sissoko plays also ngoni, kamalengoni, guitar, balaphon, calebasse, hang and ... he sings!
If ever a record delivered the promise of new excitement this one is exactly that kind. Baba constantly explores new sounds, and as a result, has electronically transformed his traditional ngoni into one of the wildest fresh sounding lead instruments to hit the music world in years.
With his arsenal of handmade instruments, he provided a mystic way followed like a comet tail by Djana's sparkly soulful vocals where Bambara blends naturally with English and Français.