|Name Baba Sissoko|
|Role Musician · babasissoko.com|
Movies Mamady Keita & Sewa Kan: Live at Couleur Cafe
Albums Three Gees, Muso Ko, Baro, Ma Ya, Afriki
Similar People Antonello Salis, Habib Koite, Lucy Duran, Jerry Boys
Baba sissoko malian tamani revolution ccf bamako mali 2011
Baba Sissoko (born 8 March 1963) is a Malian musician (tamani, ngoni, kamale ngoni, bala, calabass) and vocalist. Sissoko is a master of the talking drums (the tamani). He is also a jeli by birth.
- Baba sissoko malian tamani revolution ccf bamako mali 2011
- Famoudou don moye baba sissoko usa mali apositsia x 2014 saint petersburg russia
- Selected discography
- Similar music
Famoudou don moye baba sissoko usa mali apositsia x 2014 saint petersburg russia
Born and raised in Timbuktu, from childhood, he played tamani, often accompanying the traditional female griot during wedding and other traditional ceremonies.
In 1985, he toured internationally with the prestigious Instrumental Ensemble of Mali orchestra, playing the tamani and ngoni. In 1991, he founded his trio, Baba Sissoko & Taman Kan, and began extensively collaborating with top Malian artists and international musicians. His work with Habib Koité is notable as their collaboration lasted 12 years and was widely celebrated. In 1995, Baba Sissoko released his first album with Tama-Kan.
Baba Sissoko's Taman Kan bandmates are Roger Sabal Lecco (who has played bass with Manu Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Fela Kuti, Francis Bebey, Lucio Dalla, and Louisiana Red), and Reynaldo Hernandez (who has played percussion with the Conjunto Folklórico Nacional of Cuba and the Gipsy Kings). The trio celebrates their own cultures (Manding, Bambara people, Sonrai, Yoruba, and Kongo), and incorporates blues, jazz and rock elements as well.
To date, Baba Sissoko has recorded and released more than five albums. He also has taught traditional drum in Brussels, Belgium, and led conferences for the University of Calabria - Art, Music, and Spectacle Centre in Italy. He has lived in Italy since the late 1990s.
In 2015 he collaborated with DJ Khalab on the Khalab & Baba album.
Sissoko collaborated and recorded with the following: