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Nama Jacky – Avou Saaba

10/10/10 is a special day, therefore here’s something a little left-field. This tape from Burkina Faso requires a leap of faith for me since it’s the kind of pop music I’d rather be hearing blasting out a car radio or in a Ouagadougou bar. To me, many of these synth-based regional pop styles sound way bubblegum when heard for the first time in a placid Brooklyn bedroom.

I am still figuring out what I think about this distinct and cosmopolitan synth-guided pop manifesto. (The song “Throu” is as compelling as four versions of “Avou Saaba” is superfluous.) But I’m obsessed with all things Burkinabe so for 10/10/10’s sake let’s see if Nama Jacky’s on some next shit and we’re still catching up. Thanks Jonathan.


Side A

Side B


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escalante bloggerreply
October 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I like one of his song as the favorite of the Afrikaans.

Jason Crane | The Jazz Sessionreply
October 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Love this one. Thanks!

April 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I hope this an april one joke, the tracks are not available for me.
at least not today, will try later

thanks for your wonderful blog


October 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Hey Brian,

I was wondering if you could do me a solid and rehost this one if you get the time.

Cheers, and many many thanks for all your hard work,


March 5, 2012 at 6:30 am

i love this one and hope others can still discover it. uploaded to mediafire, both sides in one zip –

December 9, 2014 at 5:52 am

Thanks kumar, amazing find ATFA

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