Ablaye Cissoko, Kiya Tabassian & Patrick Graham

Senegal / Québec / Iran

Due to a visa delay, Ablaye Cissoko will not be able to reach Montreal in time for tonight’s concert.
A unique performance by Kiya Tabassian and Patrick Graham (Constantinople Ensemble) will therefore be presented on this first night of the festival.

Kiya Tabassian, master of the setar and Ablaye Cissoko, griot from Saint-Louis in Senegal and master of the kora have been touring the stages of the world together for ten years. Together, with percussion virtuoso Patrick Graham, these free thinkers and travelers make the world their garden. They invite you to hear their new compositions of Traversées, a meeting and a dialogue between setar and kora…

Ablaye Cissoko – kora & vocals 

Kiya Tabassian – sétar & vocals 

Patrick Graham – percussions