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v/a - original sound of burkina faso - mr bongo - vinyl

MRBLP 152 / B-T36375 - 99061 - uk2lp - €24.50

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Genre: African

1 Abdoulaye Cisse - Jeunesse Wilila
2. Abdoulaye Cissee - Tieba Lou Tounouna
3. Bozambo - Kombissee
4 Amadou Balakee - Whisky et Coca-Cola
5. John Oumar Nabollee - M'ba Lale
6. Pierre Sandwidi - Boy Cuisinier
7. Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star - Sie Koumgolo
8. Amadou Balake - Super Bar Konon Mousso
9. TraMangue Konde et Les 5 Consuls - Pop Konde
10. Youssouf Diarra (dit El Grand Ballake) - Djanfa Magni
11. Amadou Balake - Wayisjelequeyele
12. Amadou Balake - Aminata Du The
13. Abdoulaye Cisse & Super Volta - A Son Magni




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Here we have a collection of songs that pay tribute to a truly golden age of music in Burkina Faso; touching on folk, funk, blues, highlife, disco, psyche, latin, rock and soul.

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Burkina Faso may be one of the least well-known parts of West Africa but it ha a deep history and musical pedigree. A few years before President Thomas Sankara changed his country’s name from Upper Volta to its current one, a new sound emerged to soundtrack a cultural revolution.

Featuring music by Abdoulaye Cissé, Amadou Balaké, Pierre Sandwidi & Super Volta, Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star, Bozambo, Youssouf Diarra and more. Available as deluxe 2-LP gatefold vinyl, CD and digital. Including a booklet with extensive liner notes and photography.

Compiled by David ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle and Florent Mazzoleni.