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  Music of Burkina Faso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burkina Faso is home to some sixty different ethnic groups, each with their own variety of folk music.
Their music included balles de poussiéres (dust dances) but the band was unable to replace state-supplied equipment, and so disbanded when their instruments broke down.
The Mande people of the southwest are known for balafon (wooden xylophone) music, while the large, centrally-located Mossi and their griots retain ancient royal courts and courtly music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Burkina_Faso   (992 words)

 MSN Encarta - Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries of what was formerly French West Africa, and each year thousands of its people seek jobs in neighboring countries, chiefly seasonal farm work in Ghana or Côte d’Ivoire.
Burkina Faso is situated in drought-prone grasslands in the heart of western Africa.
Burkina Faso is bounded on the north and west by Mali, on the east by Niger, and on the south by Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569771/Burkina_Faso.html   (464 words)

 Burkina Faso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burkina Faso was a very important economic region for the Songhai Empire during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Burkina Faso has a primarily tropical climate with two very distinct seasons: the rainy season with between 24-35 inches (600 and 900 mm) of rainfall, and the dry season during which the harmattan blows, a hot dry wind from the Sahara.
A relatively dry tropical savanna, the Sahel extends beyond the borders of Burkina Faso, from the Horn of Africa to the Atlantic Ocean, and borders the Sahara to its north, and the fertile region of the Sudan to the South.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burkina_Faso   (1816 words)

 a f r i b e a t
When local pop star Zedess?s music video has him dressed in an orange check sports blazer, surrounded by girls in faded jeans and fl boob tubes, doing a dance caught somewhere between the locomotion and the makarena - you get a sense of one of their problems, where their heads are aesthetically.
Music in Africa is not only topics, it is the rhythm, it is instruments, it is the message one has to say.
It was a difficult train journey, it?s a poor and desertous country, but there is music and music holds the ambitions, the culture, the pride and hope and thus it is music that is one medium that can surely transcend the physical difficulties of Burkina Faso.
home.worldonline.co.za /~afribeat/dance_burkina_overall.html   (1318 words)

 Burkina Faso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Burkina Faso also ratified on 31 August 1990 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and has undertaken to protect children against all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.
Burkina Faso who were infected with the HIV virus at the end of 2003, including 150,000 women and 31,000 children.
Burkina Faso is an agricultural country with few natural resources, where the raising of livestock is more important than farming, and is one of the poorest countries on earth.
www.child-hood.com /index.php?id=704   (744 words)

 Discover Burkina Faso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An enclave of 274,000 km² in the heart of western Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked country, 500 Km from the Atlantic.
Music and dance are used as means of entertainment, as well as a form for the expression of one's inner feelings and emotions.
Burkina's capital city is home to about one million people and boasts large shaded avenues, modern architectual structures, beautiful hotels, a congressional palace, and a forest with a lake, gardens, and exotic birds.
www.fespaco.bf /burkina_news.htm   (1801 words)

 Christian Child Sponsorship - Compassion - Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens.
Burkina Faso is a leader in African art and culture and hosts the largest craft market in Africa.
Burkina Faso is home to 60 different ethnic groups, each with their own variety of folk music.
www.compassion.com /about/where/burkinafaso.htm   (1227 words)

 Country Pages: Burkina Faso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Burkina Faso, a landlocked nation in West Africa, has developed a strong reputation in recent years for its prominence in the advancement of African art and culture.
Burkina Faso hosts some of Africa's most renowned cultural events, alternating between the biennial Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (the largest film festival in Africa), and Burkina Faso's biennial cultural festival of music, dance, and theatre.
The Université de Ouagadougou is the major university in Burkina Faso, and has been the home institution of 21 of the 22 Fulbright grantees.
www.cies.org /country/burkinafaso.htm   (598 words)

 Burkina Faso - Gurupedia
Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation of western Africa.
Formerly called Upper Volta, it was renamed in 1984 by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" in Mossi and Dyula, the major native languages of the country.
Burkina Faso was colonised in the 1890s by
www.gurupedia.com /b/bu/burkina_faso.htm   (216 words)

 Living the Live Aid ideal in Burkina Faso - Tiscali Music News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pelzer recalls that life-changing day as he sits in his home in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s low-lying capital which hums to the sound of thousands of mopeds speeding down main roads or bumping along red-dirt tracks.
Now married to a French woman working for the European Union mission in Burkina Faso, the father of two believes that on a continent where corruption is a major brake on development, money is not always the answer.
In 1997 he was part of an archaeological team that discovered well-preserved mud-brick ruins dating from the 10th century among the sand dunes near Oursi in the north of Burkina Faso.
www.tiscali.co.uk /music/news/050701_livingtheliveaididealinburkinafaso/2   (741 words)

 burkina faso map and information page
Burkina Faso, once known as Upper Volta, and as the longtime kingdom of the Mossi people, was colonized by France in the late 1800s.
Its name was changed to Burkina Faso when it gained independence from France in 1960, and subsequently (after that independence) suffered from numerous military coups that thankfully ended with countrywide elections in 1992.
The Burkina Faso pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the country here.
www.graphicmaps.com /webimage/countrys/africa/bf.htm   (463 words)

 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
The most predominant feature of Farafina’s music is its subtle blend of binary and ternary rhythms which are produced by the complex beats of the percussion, the no less sophisticated motifs of the bala and the kora, the melodies of the Falani flute and the vocals.
It is the same sharing of musical knowledge which has led the current line-up to integrate western influences into their own sound to appeal to increasingly wider audiences.
Reinvented by encounters with modernity, Manding influences, the music of Burkina Faso’s neighboring countries, the melodies of the people of Mali, Niger and the legends of Kong and the chants and drums of Ghana and Benin, all contribute to the richness of Farafina’s s work.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /artists/artist_page.php?id=1190   (430 words)

 Burkina Faso - Dookoła Świata - KrisS
Burkina Faso Page - Excellent collection of resources from the school's African Studies Center.
Virtual Tour of Burkina Faso - Explore the country's history, culture, environment, music and arts.
Clearing House of Burkina Faso under the Convention on Biological Diversity - This site gives information on the activities by Burkina Faso to concord with the Convention on Biological Diversity.
www.dookolaswiata.pl /kraje/afrykasrd/burkinafaso/burkinafaso-ang.htm   (393 words)

 Oxfam's Cool Planet - On the Line - music + dance in Burkina Faso, printable version
Traditional music is played in cabarets (bars which serves millet beer from polished gourds).
He sings in Dioula which is Burkina Faso's second most common language after Mooré, which is spoken by the Mossi.
My father, Baba Kienou, is chief of the praise-singers of Burkina Faso.
www.oxfam.org.uk /coolplanet/ontheline/explore/journey/burkina/prtmusic.htm   (642 words)

 Travel Guide to Burkina Faso- Africa
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.
It is bordered by Niger in the east, Benin in the southeast, Togo and Ghana and Ivory Coast in the south, and in the west and north by Mali.
A tourist map of Burkina Faso with a few basic street maps.
www.africaguide.com /country/bfasso   (226 words)

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In 2000, he produced Maï Lingani’s debut album in Burkina Faso, and was commissioned by the American Composers Forum’s Continental Harmony project to compose a piece for an ensemble of Caribbean musicians in Miami.
Thereafter, she relocated to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where she quickly established herself as one of the most talented singers of her country.
She has performed and recorded with Burkina’s best-known artists and is widely known there due to her frequent television appearances, both as a soloist and as a backup singer.
www.ps1.org /cut/short/ligeti.html   (1022 words)

 Cathy Seeley, Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso
In many ways, Burkina Faso is a simple land, slowly moving towards development through the efforts of hard-working and good-spirited people.
Burkina Faso faces many of the same health, economic, climate, education, social, political and development challenges as other countries in West Africa.
Burkina Faso deals with periodic drought and famine, a variety of health problems, a lack of material resources, extreme poverty and severe illiteracy, to name a few.
www.csinburkinafaso.com   (1055 words)

 Burkina News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the center are the Presidential Palace to the east, the Cathedral and the Mogho Naba's Palace to the south.
Situated in one of the most beautiful regions of Burkina Faso, Banfora is a small town in the Southwest on the Ouaga-Abidjan trainline.
The hunting season in Burkina Faso is determined each year by a communiqué issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water charged with wildlife management.
www.burkinaembassy-usa.org /travel.html   (2533 words)

 allAfrica.com: Burkina Faso
Two days after three cases of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain were officially confirmed 12 kilometres from the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, bird sales have plummeted but the widespread culling, containment and vaccination measures necessary to prevent the disease from spreading have not started.
The government of Burkina Faso has confirmed that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in the capital.
Burkina Faso has confirmed an outbreak of the killer H5N1 avian influenza virus, but international experts warn that the government is ill prepared to contain the crisis, posing a risk of further outbreak in the region.
allafrica.com /burkinafaso   (196 words)

 Schott Music - Shop - - Gabin Dabire - Tieru
That overall catchiness may cause the odd die-hard purist to blame "Tieru" for sounding closer to the realms of Pop music than to the 'authentic' musical heritage of Dabiré's country of origin -- or rather, the proud tradition of the 'Griots' or 'Jalis' from which he comes.
Notwithstanding, listeners who enjoy cross-genre music unburdened by such top-heavy mus-ings will find a most rewarding experience in the exemplary synthesis of elements from the western-african culture and brilliantly produced studio-pop realized here.
Speaking of which; Dabirés knowledgeable closeness to euro'merican listening goods can be explained by the fact that he moved his permanent place of residence from Burkina Faso to Gaiole near Florence, Italy, in 1975.
www.schott-music.com /shop/products/show,64590.html   (432 words)

 Mai Lingani   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maï was born in Koudougou, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta), grew up in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, and started singing professionally during her late teens.
With the Orchestre Yumba, she was in residence at the Zaka, Ouaga's premier live music club, and developed her songwriting skills.
The music of this album, with Maï's lyrics in the Moré, Dioula, Bissa, and French languages, combines a deep knowledge of Burkina Faso's traditional music with the openmindedness of a true musical innovator.
www.newafricanproduction.com /ArtistsFeature/MaiLingani.html   (528 words)

 Mali Music Le Mag 13 du 26 mai 2003
Born in the high basin of Bobo Dioulasso, the economic capital of Burkina Faso, Loti K (her real name: Karambiri Charlotte), was marked by music at the age of 13 years old.
She waves between the titles to symbolize the revelation of a new feminine voice of African music coming from Burkina Faso.
Amy Koïta, the empress of Malian music is awaited in Bamako for the release of her album.
mali-music.com /Mag/Mag2003/AN/Mag2003_13A.htm   (823 words)

 Musicians in Burkina Faso launch Africa's first music cooperative: UNESCO Culture Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Musicians in Burkina Faso have agreed to launch Africa’s first musician’s cooperative designed to give members greater access to production facilities and distribution systems in order to gain wider diffusion of their music, raise incomes and ensure greater diversity of musical products in domestic and international markets.
The decision was taken at a meeting in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, on the 4-5th October, at the offices of the Support Programme for Decentralised Cultural Initiatives (Programme de Soutien aux Initiatives Culturelles Décentraliées - PSIC) attended by members of the Union of Musical Artists (SYNAM), the Association of Young Musicians of Burkina (AJMB) and Mr.
The cooperative, provisionally named ‘Musicoop Burkina,’ will construct an instrument bank, a nationwide distribution network for CDs and videos and establish a small CD and cassette printing facility as well.
portal.unesco.org /culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=23902&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (265 words)

 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art | Press Releases
Since participating in Burkina Faso's premier music competition, the "Grand National Prize of Modern Burkinab Song", which she resoundingly won, Lingani has quickly risen from one of Ouaga's up-and-coming singers to the position of one of the most prominent musicians in the country.
The Ministry of Culture featured her on their compilation CD Etoiles du Burkina (Stars of Burkina), and called upon her for official events such as the state visit of the President of the Republic of China to Burkina Faso.
Last year she lectured at the music universities of both Vienna and Salzburg, Austria, performed with legendary Burkinab balafonist Madou KonŽ, and participated in a multimedia event put together by violinist Stefan Poetzsch in Erlangen, Germany.
www.massmoca.org /press_releases/07_2002/07_10_02.html   (516 words)

 Music From Burkina Faso and Mali - Compare prices and read reviews on Music From Burkina Faso and Mali music CD CDs ...
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 Burkina Faso News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Burkina Faso came second with three golds and Cote d'Ivoire with one to occupy the third...
In Burkina Faso it is 82 per cent, in Sierra Leone 79 per cent and in Benin...
The detection of the bird flu in neighbouring Burkina Faso had not reached Ghana and even if it was detected the country had put...
www.einnews.com /burkinafaso   (1021 words)

 Burkina Faso Music :: calabashmusic.com
Bingui Jaa Jammy is a central musician of the Burkina Faso's reggae...
Bil Aka Kora presents Djongo Music, a name that comes from the kassena rhythms of southern Burkina...
The traditional music of Northern Europe and Northern America have common...
music.calabashmusic.com /world/africa/burkinafaso   (175 words)

 Benn loxo du taccu » Blog Archive » Burkinabé souvenirs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Benn loxo listener, Chris, asked me for some music from Burkina Faso for his Burkinabé friend at work.
While today’s post is actually Italian in a lot of ways (the singer, Gabin Dabirè has lived in Italy since 1975) the roots of the rhythms and lyrics lie in Burkina Faso.
I went to Burkina Faso once in early 2003 for FESPACO, one of Africa’s largest and most important film festivals.
mattgy.net /music/archives/2005/10/05/burkinabe-souvenirs   (445 words)

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