LIMITED EDITION GREEN VINYL.
‘The Original Sound of Burkina Faso’ follows the hugely successful ‘The Original Sound of Mali’ compilation, also released on Mr Bongo. Here we have a collection of songs that pay tribute to a truly golden age of music; touching on folk, funk, blues, highlife, disco, psyche, latin, rock and soul.
Burkina Faso may be one of the least well-known parts of West Africa but it has 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.
TRACKLIST – LP:
SIDE A Abdoulaye Cissé - Jeunesse Wilila / Abdoulaye Cissé - Tieba Lou Tounouna / Bozambo - Kombissé // SIDE B Amadou Balaké - Whisky et Coca-Cola / John Oumar Nabollé - M’ba Lalé / Pierre Sandwidi - Boy Cuisinier / Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star - Sie Koumgolo // SIDE C Amadou Balaké - Super Bar Konon Mousso / Mangue Kondé et Les 5 Consuls - Pop Kondé / Youssouf Diarra (dit El Grand Ballaké) - Djanfa Magni // SIDE D Amadou Balaké - Wayisjelequeyele / Amadou Balaké - Aminata Du Thé / Abdoulaye Cissé & Super Volta - A Son Magni