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deep spiritual and ancestral griot sounds from Burkina Faso to salvage body & soul in these odd chaotic times. Kaito Winse's vibe is 100% pure & acoustic via voice, fula flute, mouth bow and calabash. Traditional music for now!
Favorite track: Appel Des Esprits.
Kaito Winse comes from a Burkina Faso griot music family. From an early age he was formed in the traditions of his family in the village of Lankoué, Sourou region in the north of Burkina Faso.
As a modern jeli or griot, Kaito is the message bearer for the traditions of Burkina Faso. His solo debut album "Kaladounia" ( ‘Here the world’ / 'ici le monde'), takes its impetus from the desire to perpetuate these traditions. The tama drum, the toutlé and the Fulani flutes and the traditional mouth bow accompany the songs addressed to Ancestors and newborns, and appeal to the force of planet earth. Traditional and spiritual techniques are renewed and unveiled on this album.
“Kaladounia” also takes its inspiration from the richness of human values and the need to communicate with nature. His mouth bow leads the voice and carries uplifting messages. His voice rises in in the local Burkinabé languages of Mooré, Samo and a little bit of French and pays homage to women, to their courage, to love and to life. The songs reveal the mastery of traditional musical techniques and rhythms, a spirituality rooted in ancestral values of men and nature, and a powerful and striking voice you won’t forget. This is the world, this is the place to do good things while you are here.
Notes about the songs ;
1. WA SIGUI, voice & tama talking drum. A prayer to the Ancestors in a traditional technique to talk with the Ancestors. This prayer call the earth’s force.
2. APPEL DES ESPRITS, Fulani flute & voice. This music is a calling of the spirits, to initiate communication with the Ancestors.
3. BONO, mouthbow. Hymn for Nature. Contemplative music to meditate on Nature’s benefits.
4. BANGA, voice, Fulani flute & talking drum. Prayer to cure illness.
5. DI NYA LA, voice & mouth bow. Educational tale: ‘you have to give back what does not belong to you’. The recording was made as close as possible to amplify the feeling to be right next to the musician.
6. J’AIME T’ADORER, voice & calabash. Love song.
7. KOUNDAGO, acappella. A song to encourage handmade art & work.
8. WASA, Fulani flute & calabash. Traditional court rhythm for Queens or Kings in the palace. Wassa means ‘lift the feet’.
9. WATA, Fulani flute. A song about walking.
10. YANASSAI GOUMAM, acapella song. A tribute to women, to their courage to face discrimination and misogyny.
11. KALADOUNYAN, toutlé & voice. The toutlé is a traditionnal flute, played in communnity ceremonies (harvest, celebrate, rain calling). The message to the community is « this is the world, this is the place to do good things ».
released October 2, 2020
recorded & mixed by Aymeric de Tapol at Rue de la Senne
mastering by Fred Alstadt (Angstrom Mastering)
produced by Rebel Up Records & NGHE Mediatheque
artwork by Lucile Gautier
From an early age Kaito Winse was formed in the traditions of his griot family in the village of Lankoué, Sourou region in
the north of Burkina Faso.
As a modern jeli or griot, Kaito is the message bearer for the traditions of Burkina Faso. The talking tama drum, the toutlé and the Fulani flutes and the traditional mouth bow accompany the songs addressed to Ancestors and newborns...more
This is incredible creative, uptempo and experimental/psychedelic music. It's a mix of traditional and modern. Electronic - yet in a way I'm not used to. Dance music!
I'm sure, if you play this at the climax of a Tomorrowland-sort of festival, the crowd would go insane. Taxiclette San