Wednesday 30 November, 2022, 6pm start
6pm The Making of the Kora (film screening)
6.30pm Performance on kora by Kadialy Kouyate, introduced by Professor Lucy Duran
7.15pm Performances on guitar by Derek Gripper and Stuart Ironside
8.15pm Performance on the kora by Ballaké Sissoko
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)
A one-day event celebrating our Mande programme with a headline concert from world-renowned Malian kora player Ballaké Sissoko.
Exactly 50 years ago in 1972, the father of Ballake Sissoko, Djelimady Sissoko attended the first ever conference of what was then known as Manding Studies here at SOAS. We feel extremely privileged to welcome Ballake Sissoko to showcase his musical heritage and practice as we gather to celebrate.
In collaboration with SOAS Festival of Ideas
Supported by IKE Fund