Bil Aka Kora, born in 1971, is a Burkinabé djongo, pop and afropop musician. Have a listen to his absolutely amazing song “Dibayagui “:
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!
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”:
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”:
Jah Vérité is an unknown burkinabé reggae artist. Listen to his nice song “Ma Patrie”:
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 https://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:
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:
Jézy is a Burkinabé reggae musician. Listen to his nice song “Bahdouba”:
One of the best duos ever, Yeelen with their song “Le Droit De Rever”:
Peace. Respect to Yeleen. Mawndoé and Smarty, thanks for your music!
Don’t know more about DudenJ, a burkinabé musician. Here’s his song “Everyday”: