Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze

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Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze - Jazz Worldmusic Live Act in Berlin

Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze Short Info

Ablaye Cissoko (cora, vocal) & Volker Goetze (trumpet) first crossed paths while performing in the African-European Jazz Orchestra, opening shows for Youssou N'Dour in 2001. Their friendship blossomed from there, but it took a good number of years before they explored their musical partnership on record.

Sira (OliqSound, 2008) hinted at the possibilities inherent in this pairing, but both men were still feeling each other out at that point. Since the release of that album, they've had the opportunity to perform together on numerous occasions, deepening their connection and furthering their abilities to complement one another.

Goetze uses his brandy-glazed trumpet tones to warm up the environment and enhance the emotional resonance in Cissoko's playing, but it's Cissoko who create the environments themselves. He takes on the role of the griot—telling stories, setting scenes and providing oral history through music—while Goetze acts as the colorist, shading around the borders of the pieces.

While it's safe to say that plenty of people who hear this won't understand a single word that Cissoko is singing, he connects on a higher, spiritual plane that moves beyond language. He writes songs that speak to the human spirit and Goetze arranges them in such a fashion that they seem to glow with the light of sonic and emotional purity.

Ablaye Cissoko (cora, vocal) & Volker Goetze (trumpet) first crossed paths while performing in the African-European Jazz Orchestra, opening shows for Youssou N'Dour in 2001. Their friendship blossomed from there, but it took a good number of years before they explored their musical partnership on record.

Sira (OliqSound, 2008) hinted at the possibilities inherent in this pairing, but both men were still feeling each other out at that point. Since the release of that album, they've had the opportunity to perform together on numerous occasions, deepening their connection and furthering their abilities to complement one another.

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Past Gigs Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze

  • 04 | 2016 Bordeaux Theatre
  • 04 | 2016 Stans Stanser Musiktage
  • 04 | 2016 Elmau Schloss Elmau
  • 03 | 2016 Mainvilliers
  • 11 | 2015 Rezé Theatre de Rezé
  • 11 | 2015 Rennes La Péniche Spectacle
  • 11 | 2015 Rennes Theatre La Paillette
  • 11 | 2015 Paris Festival Worldstock

Discography Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze

  • 2014 Djaliya Album | Broken Silence
  • 2012 Amanke Dionti Album | Membran
  • 2009 Sira Album | Membran

Media

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Origin

  • Berlin DE