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Bobo Yéyé

 

BELLE ÉPOQUE IN UPPER VOLTA

NUM055


 
3CD + Book
$15
 

 
3xCD + Book + Bonus LP
$45
 

 
3xLP + Book
$70
 

 
3xLP + Book + Bonus LP
$80
 

 
FLAC
$20
 

 
MP3
$20
 

From his studio in central Bobo-Dioulasso, West African photographer Sory Sanlé documented a nation's transformation from colonial foothold to cosmopolitan oasis. Captured on on 6x6 medium format Rolleiflex SL66, Sanlé’s keen eye provides an intimate look into the landlocked nation's pop culture explosion of the 1970s, through changing hair and fashion, hats and sunglasses, swords and boomboxes, motorcycles and cars, the traditional and modern. A melange of community elders and emboldened youth spill from the brightly lit confines of Sanlé's Volta Photo into the dimly lit nightclubs of Upper Volta's cultural capital, all compiled in a 120-page hardbound book. Bookending this coffee table worthy black and white monograph are multiple essays, 28 battered sleeves, and a complete pre-revolution discography. Draped in colorful Voltaic patterns are three accompanying discs, with dozens of rare and evocative recordings by Bobo-Dioulasso's musical titans: Volta Jazz, Dafra Star, Echo Del Africa, Coulibaly Tidiane, and Les Imbattables Léopards, all darting in and out of Afro-funk, French yeye, and American R&B while still maintaining a grip on their pre-colonial heritage.

Limited bonus LP by Echo Del Africa available with CD or LP pre-order.

Click on the track to play a sample. If available for purchase, an MP3 is $1 or a FLAC is $1.50.

     
  1. 01 VOLTA JAZZ Air Volta
  2.  
  3. 02 VOLTA JAZZ Bi Kameleou
  4.  
  5. 03 VOLTA JAZZ Fitri Mawaly
  6.  
  7. 04 VOLTA JAZZ Djougou Toro
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  9. 05 VOLTA JAZZ BB Peyrissac
  10.  
  11. 06 VOLTA JAZZ Mama Soukous
  12.  
  13. 07 VOLTA JAZZ Fintalabo
  14.  
  15. 08 VOLTA JAZZ Wêrê Wêrê Magne
  16.  
  17. 09 VOLTA JAZZ Nâgô Fâla
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  19. 10 VOLTA JAZZ Mousso Koroba Tike
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  21. 11 VOLTA JAZZ Dounya Te Soyé
  22.  
  23. 12 VOLTA JAZZ Beni Djarabi
  24.  
  25. 13 VOLTA JAZZ Chérie Nawa
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  27. 14 VOLTA JAZZ Ma Douce Ledy
  28.  
  29. 15 VOLTA JAZZ Djougou Malola
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  31. 16 VOLTA JAZZ Na Dalo
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  33. 17 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR De Nwolo
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  35. 18 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Sie Koumgolo
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  37. 19 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Dounian
  38.  
  39. 20 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Si Tu Maime
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  41. 21 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Tjiranama
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  43. 22 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Yafamma
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  45. 23 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Foli
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  47. 24 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Ram Passomayé
  48.  
  49. 25 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Bombossi
  50.  
  51. 26 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Sondja Magni
  52.  
  53. 27 COULIBALY TIDIANE & DAFRA STAR Limaniya
  54.  
  55. 28 ECHO DEL AFRICA Gentlemen Doromina
  56.  
  57. 29 LES IMBATTABLESOPARDS Bissongo Lebguinw
  58.  
  59. 30 LES IMBATTABLESOPARDS Dja Tigui Kie
  60.  
  61. 31 LES IMBATTABLESOPARDS Milaoba
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  63. 32 ECHO DEL AFRICA Yiri Wah
  64.  
  65. 33 LES IMBATTABLESOPARDS Néné
  66.  
  67. 34 OUEDRAOGO YOUSSEF He Ya Wannan
  68.  
  69. 35 IDY OLDRISSA Arindo
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  71. 36 LES IMBATTABLESOPARDS Ne Toumdé
  72.  
  73. 37 LES IMBATTABLESOPARDS Boudou Nyida

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