Independent Parisian label Nø Førmat will be releasing a box set, titled Nø Førmat! Mali, featuring four of their previously released Malian acoustic folk albums. The albums showcases music from the genuine griot tradition while exploring new paths by blending Mandinka and classical notes.
The set features two albums by Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal who are both performers and producers on the albums. Coming from different musical backgrounds they have managed to create delicate and intricate arrangements on their albums. Rounding off the set are traditional Malian singer Kassé Mady Diabaté's solo album Kiriké and Ballaké Sissoko’s solo kora album At Peace highlighting their individual effortless virtuoso-like performances.
The box set will be released on 10th March.
Check out Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal's Musique de Nuit below.