Editions Syliphone Conakry was the most famous of a number of state-funded labels set up in Guinea post-independence under the cultural policy known as Authenticité, the purpose of which was to revive and modernise the arts, especially music, while still remaining faithful to traditional roots. Regional orchestras were established throughout the country, including Bembeya Jazz National, Balla et ses Balladins, Super Boiro Band. and many others. Also, Miriam Makeba lived in Guinea for over a decade during her exile from South Africa and recorded on the Syliphone label.
This mix is just a little taste of the wonderful music that came out of Guinea on the Syliphone label. Expect deep roots, afro jazz, some cuban influences and touches of psychedelia. I hope you enjoy it.
01 Myriam Makeba – Milele
02 Bembeya Jazz National – Sou
03 Bembeya Jazz National – Petit Sekou
04 Qunitette Guinéenne – Douga
05 Le Simandou De Beyla – Miriya
06 Balla Et Ses Balladins – Nyo
07 Sombory-Fria – Nana
08 Bembeya Jazz National – N’gnamakoro
09 Super Boiro Band – Khamulan Na
10 Sorsornet Rhythm – Sira
11 Super Borio Band – Samba
12 Qunitette Guinéene – Massane Cissé
13 Myriam Makeba – West Wind Unification