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Zêdess is another proof of the quite recent emergence
of talent from Burkina Faso, a country not known for producing that
many musical talents.
After a few cassettes produced locally, such as
The music of Zêdess, who is a school teacher in English, combines two ingredients that are so popular in Africa: firstly, reggae music, and secondly, humourful lyrics, mainly in French, giving way for satirical reflections on social issues and politics. Song titles such as Directeur voleur, Fonctionnaire sans conscience and Vrai-faux cooperant speak for themselves.
After a silent period of four years, a new album,
Born: as Seydou Zongo
Style: afro-reggae, mixed with Burkinabe folklore (waarba, wuré).
|Sagesse africaine||2007||BMG / Lusafrica||International release, with extra track Un Hongrois chez les Gaulois|
|Sagesse africaine||2004||Yennenga Production||Released in Burkina December 2004|
|Où allons-nous?||1998||Lusafrica 26273-2|
|Où allons-nous?||1997||Self produced cassette|
|Embouteillage||1995||Self produced cassette|
|Y'a plus boulot||1992||Self produced cassette|
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