SOLO & INDRE

Senegalese griot Solo Cissokho and Lithuanian musician Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė meet each other for their first duo recording. It is the first time kanklės and kora meet, two instruments having a very similar sound but representing two different traditional musical cultures, in which Senegalese and Lithuanian folk melodies intertwine with spontaneous improvisations of the musicians and plunge us into a shimmering, light and soft flow of acoustic music.

 

Agenda

03•06•17 | Solo & Indre
Songlines Encounters Festival 2017
London, UK
Kings Place INFO

12•10•17 | Solo & Indre
toernee mondial tour
Bornem, BE
cc Ter Dilft

13•10•17 | Solo & Indre
toernee mondial tour
Leopodsburg, BE
CC Leopodsburg

14•10•17 | Solo & Indre
toernee mondial tour
Ternat, BE
CC Ternat

15•10•17 | Solo & Indre
toernee mondial tour
Brussels, BE
Bozar

19•10•17 | Solo & Indre
toernee mondial tour
Koksijde, BE
CC Koksijde

20•10•17 | Solo & Indre
toernee mondial tour
CC Evergem, BE

15•11•17 | Solo & Indre
toernee mondial tour
Double bill with Toumani Diabate & Kayhan Kalhor
30CC Leuven, BE

  

Senegalese griot Solo Cissokho and Lithuanian musician Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė meet each other for their first duo recording. The Norwegian – based Senegalese musician Solo Cissokho plays kora, a string instrument from West Africa, and performs vocal parts. He is a griot – a special performer, storyteller and praise singer who transmits the African traditions and culture first hand though music. Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė, a singer and kanklės player, more and more frequently appears in international stages with world music bands, harmoniously combining her Lithuanian musical root with improvisations in other musical styles and genres. Indrė is one of a few kanklės players who is maintaining and exploring traditional kanklės sound in various music styles.

 

BUY ALBUM

CREDITS

01 Damma – Gerve
02 Dolo
03 Manssani – Bitele
04 Saula Yay
05 Petit Pois
06 Kaira – Upele
07 Saha
08 Leliumoj – Bamba

SOLO CISSOKHO ( Senegal ) – kora, voice
INDRE JURGELEVICIUTE ( Lithuania ) – kanklės, voice

released May 25, 2015

Produced by One Root Music
Supported by granvat

Recorded at Mama Studios, Lithuania
Mixed and mastered by STIJN COOLS

Photos by LAURYNAS ANDRIUSIS, Vilius Kytra
Artwork by AUSTEJA ILGINYTE