Inspired by the oral traditions of the griots, West African musicians that perform in the tradition of the Mandingo peoples, Zal Idrissa Sissokho plays the kora and sings melodies in both Malinke and Wolof languages. His music is the synthesis of many influences, filtered through a talent for improvisation.
These free lunchtime concerts have performers adjust their repertoire on the fly, in conversation with the audience and how you are feeling. They may not make you sad. The series is inspired by the exhibition Our Happy Life.
The series is co-curated with the Montreal-based cellist Elinor Frey.
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