Music of the Day: Burkina Faso (Lobi) – Rejoicing Music
Today’s music is a rejoicing music by solo singer, chorus and ensemble of Lobi people, Burkina Faso.
The lightly bouncing rhythms and the ensemble’s sense of color are wonderful, we think.
The uninterrupted improvisation by the balafon (xylophone with resonator) player is particularly impressive. The singer’s long vibrato is also interesting.