Bobo Yéyé
Belle Époque in Upper Volta
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Notes About the Release
From his studio in central Bobo-Dioulasso, West African photographer Sory Sanlé documented a nation's transformation from colonial foothold to cosmopolitan oasis. Captured on on 6x6 medium format Rolleiflex SL66, Sanlé’s keen eye provides an intimate look into the landlocked nation’s pop culture explosion of the 1970s, through changing hair and fashion, hats and sunglasses, swords and boomboxes, motorcycles and cars, the traditional and modern. A melange of community elders and emboldened youth spill from the brightly lit confines of Sanlé’s Volta Photo into the dimly lit nightclubs of Upper Volta's cultural capital, all compiled in a 120-page hardbound book. Bookending this coffee table worthy black and white monograph are multiple essays, 28 battered sleeves, and a complete pre-revolution discography. Draped in colorful Voltaic patterns are three accompanying discs, with dozens of rare and evocative recordings by Bobo-Dioulasso’s musical titans: Volta Jazz, Dafra Star, Echo Del Africa, Coulibaly Tidiane, and Les Imbattables Léopards, all darting in and out of Afro-funk, French yeye, and American R&B while still maintaining a grip on their pre-colonial heritage.
Product Details
3xLP + Book

3 140g LPs
3 single LP tip-on jackets
1 152-page 12.5" x 12.5" hard cover book featuring 108 pages of photographs on high gloss paper
1 wrapped slipcase


TRACK LIST

Volta Jazz Air Volta
Volta Jazz Bi Kameleou
Volta Jazz Fitri Mawaly
Volta Jazz Djougou Toro
Volta Jazz BB Peyrissac
Volta Jazz Mama Soukous
Volta Jazz Fintalabo
Volta Jazz Wêrê Wêrê Magne
Volta Jazz Nâgô Fâla
Volta Jazz Mousso Koroba Tike
Volta Jazz Dounya Te Soyé
Volta Jazz Beni Djarabi
Volta Jazz Chérie Nawa
Volta Jazz Ma Douce Ledy
Volta Jazz Djougou Malola
Volta Jazz Na Dalo
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star De Nwolo
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Sie Koumgolo
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Dounian
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Si Tu Maime
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Tjiranama
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Yafamma
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Foli
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Ram Passomayé
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Bombossi
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Sondja Magni
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Limaniya
Echo Del Africa Gentlemen Doromina
Les Imbattables Léopards Bissongo Lebguinw
Les Imbattables Léopards Dja Tigui Kie
Les Imbattables Léopards Milaoba
Echo Del Africa Yiri Wah
Les Imbattables Léopards Néné
Ouedraogo Youssef He Ya Wannan
Idy Oldrissa Arindo
Les Imbattables Léopards Ne Toumdé
Les Imbattables Léopards Boudou Nyida
From his studio in central Bobo-Dioulasso, West African photographer Sory Sanlé documented a nation's transformation from colonial foothold to cosmopolitan oasis. Captured on on 6x6 medium format Rolleiflex SL66, Sanlé’s keen eye provides an intimate look into the landlocked nation’s pop culture explosion of the 1970s, through changing hair and fashion, hats and sunglasses, swords and boomboxes, motorcycles and cars, the traditional and modern. A melange of community elders and emboldened youth spill from the brightly lit confines of Sanlé’s Volta Photo into the dimly lit nightclubs of Upper Volta's cultural capital, all compiled in a 120-page hardbound book. Bookending this coffee table worthy black and white monograph are multiple essays, 28 battered sleeves, and a complete pre-revolution discography. Draped in colorful Voltaic patterns are three accompanying discs, with dozens of rare and evocative recordings by Bobo-Dioulasso’s musical titans: Volta Jazz, Dafra Star, Echo Del Africa, Coulibaly Tidiane, and Les Imbattables Léopards, all darting in and out of Afro-funk, French yeye, and American R&B while still maintaining a grip on their pre-colonial heritage.

3xLP + Book

3 140g LPs
3 single LP tip-on jackets
1 152-page 12.5" x 12.5" hard cover book featuring 108 pages of photographs on high gloss paper
1 wrapped slipcase


TRACK LIST

Volta Jazz Air Volta
Volta Jazz Bi Kameleou
Volta Jazz Fitri Mawaly
Volta Jazz Djougou Toro
Volta Jazz BB Peyrissac
Volta Jazz Mama Soukous
Volta Jazz Fintalabo
Volta Jazz Wêrê Wêrê Magne
Volta Jazz Nâgô Fâla
Volta Jazz Mousso Koroba Tike
Volta Jazz Dounya Te Soyé
Volta Jazz Beni Djarabi
Volta Jazz Chérie Nawa
Volta Jazz Ma Douce Ledy
Volta Jazz Djougou Malola
Volta Jazz Na Dalo
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star De Nwolo
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Sie Koumgolo
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Dounian
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Si Tu Maime
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Tjiranama
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Yafamma
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Foli
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Ram Passomayé
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Bombossi
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Sondja Magni
Coulibaly Tidiane & Dafra Star Limaniya
Echo Del Africa Gentlemen Doromina
Les Imbattables Léopards Bissongo Lebguinw
Les Imbattables Léopards Dja Tigui Kie
Les Imbattables Léopards Milaoba
Echo Del Africa Yiri Wah
Les Imbattables Léopards Néné
Ouedraogo Youssef He Ya Wannan
Idy Oldrissa Arindo
Les Imbattables Léopards Ne Toumdé
Les Imbattables Léopards Boudou Nyida
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