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Burkina Faso: Volume 3 SF105

Single LP version of limited 3xLP box-set released exclusively on the Sublime Frequencies website.
Sublime Frequencies presents one of its most ambitious releases to date: A spectacular three-LP box set of landmark recordings made in Burkina Faso by Hisham Mayet during three expeditions from 2013-15, housed in a breathtaking full-bleed slipcase with a 32-page booklet of Mayet’s stunning photography.

Despite political upheavals and the logistical complexities of recording in the bush, Mayet was able to compile a matchless overview of Burkinabé music from the Mossi, Bissa, Fulani, Dioula, Bobo, Samo, Lobi, Senoufo, and Bwaba people.

Volume 3 includes regional instruments such as the Donso ngoni (hunters’ harp). The Donso hunters are a mystical animist sect living in western Burkina Faso whose music is a source of protection and strength for the hunt. The Dioula are represented by one of Bobo-Dioulasso’s premiere ensembles, Fassobolomba, who fuse traditional styles with an impeccable ear for modern melody and songcraft. The thianhou and the jubilant wedding songs of the Fulani (Denke-Denke) round out the region’s musical embarrassment of riches.

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Limited edition of 400 copies. Comes with a full-color insert of liner notes and a map of Burkina Faso.