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Gmos25 – Syliphone Mix – Music From Guinea

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

Syliphone Mix


  1. Fantastic stuff again.

  2. Edgar Um says:

    i have one LP on this label. and i have a digital copy of that Bembeya Jazz National compilation. awesome stuff!

  3. gmos says:

    Belatedly updated post with tracklist

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