SOLO & INDRĖ - Senegalese griot Solo Cissokho and Lithuanian
musician Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė meet each other for their first duo recording.
It is the first meeting of kanklės and kora, 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. 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.
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