Friday, June 10, 2016

Biscuits and Griots: Badenya Les Frères Coulibaly and "Boroto"

Today's random tune is by Badenya Les Frères Coulibaly, a group from Burkina Faso who are members of the Bwa ethnic group and from a family of griots. Using traditional instruments, they attempt to keep the music and traditions of deep Africa alive. They opened for Miles Davis at the Montreux Jazz Festival, have appeared with George Clinton, and have toured with the likes of Zakir Hussein, Salif Keita, Cesaria Evora, and Johnny Clegg. You can find this song, "Boroto," on their 2001 CD Badenya Les Frères Coulibaly, and on the compilation CD Putumayo Presents: African Groove (2003).