Kayhan Kalhor and Toumani Diabaté

The Sky Is the Same Colour Everywhere


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Kayhan Kalhor and Toumani Diabaté are both well-knownsoloists in their own right, but this duo recording is somethingspecial taking us on an improvisational musical journey into newlandscapes.

“It’s like this music was already there waiting for us,”saysToumani. “And it’s like the two of us knew each other before - inanother life.”

“The qualities of minimalism and trance that I like in Persianmusic are also there in Toumani’s,” says Kayhan.

Kayhan Kalhor, from Iran, is the leading player of thekamancheh, the Persian spike fiddle. He has collaborated withYo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Kronos Quartet, ShujaatKhan, Erdal Erzincan, the Rembrandt Trio and many others.

Likewise, Toumani Diabaté, from Mali, is the leading player ofthe West African kora. He’s won three Grammys and recordedwith Ballaké Sissoko, Taj Mahal, Ali Farka Touré, Björk and theLondon Symphony Orchestra. This is Kayhan’s firstcollaboration with an African musician.

The spontaneous recording is both a dialogue and a journeythrough Kayhan and Toumani’s exceptional improvisationalskills.

Tracklist

Wayfarers of the Legends
The Path of No Return
Stay Here
Joyful Sun
I’m Speaking to You
Whereto
Anywhere That Is Not Here
Is Anyone There?
The Sky Is the Same
Colour Everywhere