The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso (2LP)

The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso (2LP)

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‘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.


A1. Abdoulaye Cissé - Jeunesse  Wilila
A2. Abdoulaye Cissé - Tieba Lou Tounouna
A3.Bozambo - Kombissé

B1. Amadou Balaké - Whisky et Coca-Cola
B2. John Oumar Nabollé - M’ba Lalé
B3. Pierre Sandwidi - Boy  Cuisinier
B4. Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star - Sie Koumgolo

C1. Amadou Balaké - Super Bar Konon Mousso
C2. Mangue Kondé et Les 5 Consuls
C3. Pop Kondé / Youssouf Diarra (dit El Grand Ballaké) - Djanfa Magni

D1. Amadou Balaké - Wayisjelequeyele
D2. Amadou Balaké - Aminata Du Thé
D3. Abdoulaye Cissé & Super Volta - A Son Magni