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A stunning SMF double bill: Sissoko & Segal / Watson & Powell

It’s hard to imagine any better way to spend an hour than listening to French cellist Vincent Segal and Malian kora master Ballake Sissoko.

Except maybe for spending an hour listening to Cedric Watson, Dirk Powell, and their band perform Cajun and Creole classics.

The two acts are sharing the stage four times as part of the Savannah Music Festival’s African Blues & Creole-Cajun Crossroads (a name that would have been more fitting if Boubacar Traore had not changed his scheduled, which brought Segal and Sissoko back to Savannah).

Kora player Ballake Sissoko and cellist Vincent Segal at the Savannah Music Festival

Their stellar hourlong set at the Lucas Theatre during the 2011 SMF is embedded here.