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Sun. November 10th 2013
The Vancity Theatre (All Ages)
World Music Sensations Live in concert Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze
Sat. November 9th 2013
The Vancity Theatre (All Ages)
World Music Sensations Live in concert Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze
Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze

Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze

Confirmed: Oct. 2, 2013 (Awaiting Update)

Label: Motema Music
World Music / African Roots from Vancouver BC
Past Shows (2)

The music that German-born and New York City-based trumpeter Volker Goetze and Senegalese vocalist and kora player Ablaye Cissoko create transcends both geographic and musical boundaries. When the duo first came together for their 2008 debut, Sira, their collaboration resulted in a unique musical synthesis that fused the timeless tradition of the storyteller/griot with a modern perspective. On their Motema Music label debut, Amanke Dionti, Goetze and Cissoko again set out on a spiritual sonic journey, one that ranges from the desert and coast of West Africa to the urban landscapes of New York and Paris and which addresses themes of our ancient spiritual roots, and our hurried, dehumanized modern strife. In the tradition of the griot, Cissoko attempts to mend our souls with music, and with Goetze as his partner and champion, he succeeds, as their music is truly soul soothing.

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Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Ablaye Cissoko
Volker Goetze
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Oct. 2, 2013

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