Music from Burkina Faso – Smarty

Smarty once was part of the burkinabé music duo ‘Yeleen’ together with Mawndoé. Today they’re both performing their own ways of music. “Stop Pas la Music”, is a really awesome song!

Music from Burkina Faso/Belgium – Zita Swoon Group

The Zita Swoon Group, formed in 1993 in Belgium is a great indie band. In 2010 Stef Kamil Carlens and Zita Swoon Group traveled to Burkina Faso in West Africa to play and create with Mamadou Diabaté Kibié and Awa Demé, griots from Bobo-Dioulasso. Listen to their nice song “Tasuma-Ji”:

Music from Chad – Mawndoé

Mawndoé is a great musician from Chad, who released his first solo album in 2012. The years before he started his solo career, he played together with Smarty in the Burkinabé duo Yeleen. For me, Mawndoé is one of the greatest african musicians with his great voice and the nice guitar sounds. Listen to his great song “On survivra”:

Music from Burkina Faso – Malima Kone

Today, I was listening to some older songs here on our blog. Maybe you want to do this too, is really great to have so many different styles of music on every page…. Just enter http://xworldmusic.wordpress.com/page/mmm/ , and replace the mmm through a page number (from 2-275)

Malima Kone was born 1984 in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, a country with 68 different languages and a music-based culture. In the 90s, he came to the US. Here’s his song “Dambe“, a song of a mother in tears who is worried about a better tomorrow for the children:

Music from Burkina Faso – DudenJ

If you visited xworldmusic often, you realyl should know, that I’m very very impressed of Burkinabé music and history. DudenJ, is one of these artists, mixing african music with international influences. That’s great. Listen and watch “Everyday” feat. Bonsa:

And the making of:

 

Music from Burkina Faso – Keyt ft. Mawndoé

Keyt is a burkinabe singer, who lost his sight very young. Here’s his song “Mon Histoire”, featuring Mawndoé(I already often told you about him):