Various Artists

The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso

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Mr Bongo

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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 Cisse- Jeunesse Wilila.
A2. Abdoulaye Cisse - Tieba Lou Tounouna
A3. Bozambo - Kombisse
B1. Amadou Balake - Whisky Et Coca-Cola
B2. John Oumar Nabolle_ - M’ba Lale
B3. Pierre Sandwidi - Boy Cuisinier
B4. Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star - Sie Koumgolo
C1. Amadou Balake - Super Bar Konon Mousso
C2. Mangue Konde Et Les 5 Consuls - Pop Konde
C3. Youssouf Diarra (dit El Grand Ballake) - Djanfa Magni
D1. Amadou Balake - Wayisjelequeyele
D2. Amadou Balake - Aminata Du The
D3. Abdoulaye Cisse & Super Volta - A Son Magni

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