Occur Goes Global - The Music of Burkina Faso

Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 5:48 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music The BBC paints a grim picture of Burkina Faso: “A poor country even by West African standards, landlocked Burkina Faso has suffered from recurring droughts and military coups.” Furthermore, its musical history is just beginning to pique the interest of foreign ears— a national museum on the topic began in 1998, according to African Seer. Yet with a narrative built on upheaval and an agricultural lifestyle, the rhythms of the people cannot be contained for... READ MORE