Guinée, An XI – Various Artists,Editions Syliphone Conakry

Guinée, An XI, front, cd size

Although old and not at all in mint condition, this is an LP
I keep playing. It contains only 7 songs, and my stylus
jumps over a couple of holes in the road along the way.
Still, I have to put it on again,.. and again. I found a video at
Youtube that accompanies it very well. The last track from this
slice of vinyl,’Sara’, but not by Balla. Performed by le Syli-orchestre
at the first Festival Culturel Panafricain á Alger.
Thanks to Worldservice.


1 Bembeya Jazz National – Alalake
2 Balla & ses Balladins – Limania
3 Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Toubaka
4 Bembeya Jazz National – Boiro
5 Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Manghoya
6 Bembeya Jazz National – Fatoumata
7 Balla & ses Balladins – Sara “70”


10 thoughts on “Guinée, An XI – Various Artists,Editions Syliphone Conakry

  1. I might have encountered the same glitch; something about ‘error executing code’ but cant be sure since i downloaded at least 10 files last night from globalgroove.
    Anyway thank you for the post. Sara 70 and Sakhodougou are the greatest two from the Syliphone era despite its abundance of earth shaking releases.

  2. Thanks for this treat!!!!
    Alalake is also great tune. Superb guitars.(Its the song that got me into african music and interested on syliphone label.)

  3. …awesome, thanks for gems like these that help me to recover from winter-depression!

    Best regards from germany

  4. ..could it be you posted 2 different copies of this album? (Guinée An XI [VA] Editions Syliphone Conakry 1970), I like the cover of this one better..


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