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VA - Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 / 2LP

VA - Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 / 2LP

23.50 EUR
*Offers 16 seriously killer excursions into sand-blasted Sahel psych-rock, Afro-Funk and Blues from the top drawer of the amazing Analog Africa label* "For its commemorative 10th release, Analog Africa indulges in Burkina Faso, one of the jewels of the Sahel…The rise of a post-independence urban middle class willing to invest in the Burkinabé arts spawned a cadre of singers, bands, orchestras and, most importantly, competitive record labels who all played their part in ushering in a golden age of music in their landlocked nation during the 1970's - a decade marred by political instability in the country and an era of artistic enlightenment empowering the whole of Africa… The raw sound of Burkino Faso combined Afro-Funk, traditional Islamic rhythms and subtle Afro-Latin sounds brought over by visiting Cuban ensembles. Mandingue melodies and guitar techniques from Mali and Guinea, however, were by far the most defining traits of a potent African mix that distinguished the Voltaic style between 1974 and 1979… While it might be Analog Africa's venture into possibly the most obscure of African sounds thus far, the sounds of the golden age of Burkinabé music deserve to be heard and the varying styles that come to define the era are completely covered in this 16-track release."