May 12, 2010

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”


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  1. legrandmaitre 12 May 2010 at 21:45 - Reply

    Lovely music, but something tried to attack my pc from mediafire…. You might want to check that, re-upload?

  2. moos 12 May 2010 at 22:12 - Reply

    I don’t really see what you mean, it seems to download normally from here..just a bit slow..

  3. Koronya Mwambia 13 May 2010 at 15:30 - Reply

    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.

  4. Jaime 13 May 2010 at 16:36 - Reply

    Beautiful! Thank you.

  5. paska 14 May 2010 at 13:21 - Reply

    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.)

  6. david 26 September 2010 at 05:44 - Reply

    Thanks. Very Good for sure.

  7. Anonymous 20 March 2011 at 09:48 - Reply

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

    Best regards from germany

  8. Siddiq 9 February 2015 at 23:15 - Reply

    Beautiful results moos! Many thanks

  9. juanito 13 April 2021 at 17:22 - Reply

    ..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..


    • Moos 13 April 2021 at 21:01 - Reply

      I guess you’re right, it is the same one .. ;-)

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