Various - The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso-LP-South

Various - The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso


The Original Sound of Burkina Faso is 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 Cisse 769;, Amadou Balake 769;, Pierre Sandwidi and Super Volta, Tidiani Coulibaly and Dafra Star, Bozambo, Youssouf Diarra and more.

2LP - Double Gatefold vinyl. Booklet with extensive liner notes and photography. Compiled by David Mr Bongo Buttle and Florent Mazzoleni.