10 Aug 2019

Worlds Of Music featuring the ensemble Constantinople

From Worlds of Music, 2:00 pm on 10 August 2019
Ableye Cissoko & Kiya Tabassian from the ensemble Constantinople

Ableye Cissoko & Kiya Tabassian from the ensemble Constantinople Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Host Trevor Reekie interviews Kiya Tabassian from the early music ensemble Constantinople. Kiya formed the band after his family relocated from Iran to Montreal in Canada. 

The three-piece band's music is influenced by the sounds of the Persian Court, as well as their curiosity and enthusiasm for collaboration and improvisation, which has seen them working with a long list of trans-global musicians, including the Senegalese Kora virtuoso, Ablaye Cissoko.

Together Ablaye and Constantinople have recorded two albums, the most recent called Traversées, released earlier in 2019. Trevor Reekie catches up with Kiya Tabassian who is mid way through a long tour with Ablaye Cissoko, playing this night in Toronto.

 

Music Details

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Rêveries
Kiya Tabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Rêveries
Constantinople, Kora and ko

Dhaffer Youssef
Ruby like Wine (To Sheikh Muhammed Omran)
Dhaffer Youssef
Sound Of Mirrors
Anteprima Productions

Melanie De Biasio
Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaría, arranged by Melanie De Biasio
Lillies
Le Label/PIAS

Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder
Diaraby
Ali Farka Touré
Talking Timbuktu
World Circuit

Natalia Mann
Sunshine Sister
Natalia Mann
Pasif.Ist
Rattle Records

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Poisson Au Fond De L'Ocean
KiyaTabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Jardin Migrateurs
Ma Case

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Traversées
KiyaTabassian, Ableye Cissoko
Traversées
Constantinople, Kora and ko

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Lountang
KiyaTabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Jardin Migrateurs
Ma Case

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Denkilo
KiyaTabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Traversées
Constantinople, Kora and ko

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Before the Rain
KiyaTabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Jardin Migrateurs
Ma Case

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Départs
KiyaTabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Traversées
Constantinople, Kora and ko

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Vers isfahan
KiyaTabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Traversées
Constantinople, Kora and ko

Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko
Fleuve (Fleuve Saint Louis)
KiyaTabassian, Ablaye Cissoko
Jardin Migrateurs
Ma Case

Ablaye Sissoko & Volker Goetz
Sira
Ablaye Sissoko
Sira
Volker Goetz, Montena Music