Global Ear: Burkina Faso

March 2011

Check photographs and video documentation of Trevor Watts's collaborative tour through the west African republic.

Watch documentation of Trevor Watts's journey to Burkina Faso as part of the 11 Songs project. This international collaborative group brought together Watts, Belgian tenor saxophonist Luc Mishalle and master djembe player Adama Drame alongside Adama Traore (doundoun) and Kibie Mamadou Diabate (marimba). Luc also brought his horn septet Marockin’ Brass comprising saxophonist Cezariusz Gadzina from Poland, Belgians Veronique Delmelle (baritone) and Jean Paul Estevian (trumpet), and Dutchman Arno Bakker on sousaphone. Also, included in the performances were the Moroccan Gnawa musicians Rida Stitou (vocals and krakeb) and Badder Derras (vocals and bendir).

Watts's visit to the cities of Bobo and Fada, Burkina Faso is documented in his Global Ear article in The Wire 325

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Global Ear: Burkina Faso

Check photographs and video documentation of Trevor Watts's collaborative tour through the west African republic.

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Watch footage of Trevor Watts performing

View footage of Trevor Watts and Jamie Harris playing in Mongolia and a clip from a performance with the Moire Music Drum Orchestra. Watts is featured in The Wire 295 in an article by Julian Cowley.