From the relentless creativity of 1992 Real World Recording Week came a project as joyous as it was powerful - and unusual. Farafina, a percussion ensemble from an arts school in the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso. Two producers: iconic American-Panamanian jazz drummer Billy Cobham, of Miles Davis fame, and Daniel Lanois, Canadian uber-producer for such A-listers as U2, Bob Dylan and Peter Gabriel. The story-songs Farafina unleash on percussion including djembe, tama and the thundering doumdouba bass drum; on flute, kora, soukou violin and two wooden balafon xylophones, were co-written by the many ensemble members, each of them steeped in the ancient art of the Manding griots. Vocals, too, are shared, weaving melodically alongside flute and kora and on the dreamy 'Dounounia', the flugelhorn of David DeVries and the kit drums of Billy Cobham (who also guests on the explosive 'Bi Mousso').

Farafina - Faso Denou

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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
24/06/2022
Artist
Farafina
format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Real World Records

From the relentless creativity of 1992 Real World Recording Week came a project as joyous as it was powerful - and unusual. Farafina, a percussion ensemble from an arts school in the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso. Two producers: iconic American-Panamanian jazz drummer Billy Cobham, of Miles Davis fame, and Daniel Lanois, Canadian uber-producer for such A-listers as U2, Bob Dylan and Peter Gabriel. The story-songs Farafina unleash on percussion including djembe, tama and the thundering doumdouba bass drum; on flute, kora, soukou violin and two wooden balafon xylophones, were co-written by the many ensemble members, each of them steeped in the ancient art of the Manding griots. Vocals, too, are shared, weaving melodically alongside flute and kora and on the dreamy 'Dounounia', the flugelhorn of David DeVries and the kit drums of Billy Cobham (who also guests on the explosive 'Bi Mousso').

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1) Mama Sara ()
2) Kara Mogo Mousso ()
3) Dounounia ()
4) Nanore ()
5) Faso Denou ()
6) Hereyo Mibi ()
7) Ourodara Sidiki ()
8) Lanaya ()
9) Bi Mousso ()

Album
Faso Denou
Publisher
Universal Music
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Faso Denou | Farafina
Catalogue Number
CDRW35AFS

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