Muziekpublique (Theatre Molière)

‘Tamala - Joel Rabesolo & Justin Vali feat. Ballaké Sissoko’

25 Apr.'24
- 20:00


For many years, Senegalese kora player Bao Sissoko has had the successful trio Tamala ("travellers") with his compatriot Mola Sylla on vocals and Belgian violinist Wouter Vandenabeele. For this concert, they will be joined by another Belgian musician: harmonica player and guitarist Olivier Vander Bauwede. The result? Surprising West African music that navigates between power and subtlety, between Mandingo culture and Western folk, between dream and reality.

Duo Rabesolo-Vali
Thousands of kilometres southeast of Senegal, we can find distant cousins of the kora: the valiha and marovany, two stringed instruments from Madagascar. Joel Rabesolo's virtuoso guitar style draws heavily on Malagasy melodies. Especially for Kora Days, he enters into dialogue with that national heritage, forming a duo with valiha and marovany player Justin Vali.  As the cherry on top, at their premiere they invite Senegalese kora player Ballaké Sissoko to play some songs with them.

Kora Days is a collaboration with Muziekpublique and Reset. This concert will take place at Muziekpublique, where the Molière Theatre has welcomed all musical cultures of the world since 2005.

Bao Sissoko
calabaza , kora
Mola Sylla
kalimba , vocals , xalam
Wouter Vandenabeele
Joel Rabesolo & Justin Vali feat. Ballaké Sissoko
Joël Rabesolo
Justin Vali
Ballaké Sissoko

Classical music


Global Music

24 → 28

Kora Days

Practical information


Muziekpublique - Molière Theatre Galerie de la porte de Namur

3 Square du Bastion 1050 Brussels

Sound level

Level 2 ≤ 95 db