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Monday, January 25, 2010

New And *Free* Music With Burkina Electric's Paspanga

Written By: MIM!—This is our first write-up about Burkina Electric, but this month's release of the album Paspanga is not the band's first album. The band which is the first electronica band from Burkina Faso combines the traditions and rhythms of Burkina Faso with contemporary electronic dance culture, making it a trailblazer in electronic world music. With its main members based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso's capital), it is, at the same time, an international band, with members living in New York, U.S.A. and Düsseldorf, Germany; as such, the group truly represents disparate musical genres and sounds from across the globe.

Paspanga is a refreshing musical album that is uniquely African electronica. is offering a free download of the track Sankar Yaaré from the album. For more information about Burkina Electric, visit Burkina Electric's MySpace:

(Photo Credits: CD Cover Art)