In fall of 2017, our Conversation Nation series of performances — linked thematically with our HERE exhibition — showcased the myriad ways cultures communicate through the performing arts. Continuing through 2018, in the wake of a year of national reflection, celebration, and dialogue, the series welcomes a range of Canadian artists engaged in work that challenges, compels, and captivates.

Building upon the October 2017 performance of Under the Syrian Musical Sky, acclaimed Montreal-based group Constantinople’s collaborative series continues with three performances in 2018. Like the group’s namesake city, this series bridges not only East and West, but also unites various traditions and special guests from across the globe.

This performance features a musical encounter built on a long-time collaboration between Constantinople and master kora-player and vocalist Ablaye Cissoko.


This event is part of the Museum’s Conversation Nation series of performances. View other events in the series:

Showcase Performance
Under the Indian Musical Sky with Constantinople and Shashank Subramanyam

Friday, February 16, 8 pm

Showcase Performance
Under the Persian Musical Sky with Constantinople and Kayhan Kalhor

Friday, June 15, 8 pm

A co-presentation with


Canada Council for the ArtsConseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Under the Senegalese Musical Sky with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko

$40, $36 Friends
Includes same-day Museum admission