Tag Archives: Burkina Faso

The KutiMangoes – Made in Africa (Tramp)

Second CD from this award-winning band of Danish jazz musicians, with arrangements that beautifully mix jazz and West African influences. Creative directors are Michael Blicher (sax) and Gustav Rasmussen (trombone & guitar). This one was recorded in Burkina Faso, home of their frequent collaborator and vocalist Patrick Kabre (hence the title). Tracks 5 & 9 […]

The KutiMangoes – Afro-Fire (Tramp)

Here is the band from Copenhagen Denmark that is going to dominate European music festivals this summer. The band aspires to combine the “delusional” jazz arrangements of Charles Mingus with rhythms inspired by Tony Allen and the funky Nigerian stylings of Fela Kuti – but in an original manner! They succeed admirably with a 3 […]

Debademba – Souleymane (World Village)

Gorgeous West African music from Parisian Africans Abdoulaye Traoré (guitarist) from Burkina Faso & Mohamed Diaby (singer) from Mali, who have become increasingly popular in Paris since they met by chance in 2008. You’ll also hear keys, drums, & bass. Features a variety of African styles.  Really nice! Album teaser video here.