Audio: Jean Claude Bamogo 'Panaki Panazoe Mix 2' [Cassette]

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Been a minute since we posted a find from Awesome Tapes From Africa. In their latest they feature Panaki Panazoe Mix 2 — a cassette from Burkina Faso singer, and L'Orchestre Super Volta member, Jean Claude Bamogo. The tape boasts some infectious dance rhyhtms from the 70s Burkinabé scene. Watch a video for the title track above, stream "Ting-Tang" below and download the full tape over at ATFA.

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>>>Download: Jean Claude Bamogo 'Panaki Panazoe Mix 2' via ATFA

Side A



Tinga Nooma


Side B

Mam Nonga Foo

Panaki panazoe


Panaki panazoe


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