We love our world funk comps around here, and this new one from Analog Africa looks like a great addition to the collection. The tenth release from the label, the 16 track collection Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 took five years to put together. Here’s how the label describes the music:
“The raw sound of Burkina Faso combined Afro-funk, traditional Islamic rhythms and subtle Afro-Latin sounds brought over by visiting Cuban ensembles. Mandingue melodies and guitar techniques from Mali and Guinea, however, were by far the most defining traits of a potent African mix that distinguished the Voltaic style between 1974 and 1979.”
The double vinyl release comes accompanied by a 44 page book, and is available here. Check out the comp track “Renouveau” by Amadou Balaké et Les 5 Consuls below!