Five years ago, we embarked upon the creation of our first concert and album, which we named our Itinerant Gardens. At the same time, we were sowing the seeds of what has become a wonderful friendship, one that continues to grow more and more beautiful. From the start, this meeting and dialogue between the kora and the setar seemed to come from the depths of the earth, as though these instruments, along with the viola da gamba and percussion, had always existed side by side. This natural symbiosis gave us wings to fly towards distant horizons, and our music has been heard over one hundred time in various festivals and halls around the world.
This exceptional harmony that exists today between our music and our selves has allowed us to create new works inspired by our shared voyages, our shared traversées, which we present with this new project.
Kiya Tabassian & Ablaye Cissoko