Release Date: 25th June 2021
Social Joy Records is pleased to present Burkina Azza's debut album "Wari Bo". This LP takes us to the very soul of Burkina Faso, giving us a taste of the deep connection of the artists to the beauty and culture of this country.
The Burkinade Collective was born from a lineage of balafonist and percussionist musicians called "The Griots", often referred to as a "Living Archive of the People's Traditions". "Wari Bo' was produced in January 2021 on the brink of the coronavirus pandemic in Ouagadougou after the label owner Guilhem Monin discovered an outstanding street performance via the African Drumming Facebook group. Two years later, this release is the result of a friendship and love of music that connects two continents and travels across borders, space and time.
Mastered by Frank Merritt at The Cravery Studios.
a1. Burkina Azza - Haiketoo
a2. Burkina Azza - Enkabe Kelekan
a3. Burkina Azza - Mama Alice
a4. Burkina Azza - Oua Seniwe
b1. Burkina Azza - Djanfa Magne
b2. Burkina Azza - Mogoya
b3. Burkina Azza - Iri
b4. Burkina Azza - Yaromou