With Orodara sessions, traditional balafon opens onto a eclectic universe, resolutely focused on modernity, jazz sounds and urban music.

After many years of research and studies with famous Griots of Mali and Burkina Faso of which Bouraima Diabaté, Baba Kouyaté and Zouratié Koné, Julien Barraud revisits the traditional Senoufo, Siamou and Toussian repertoire and explores the sounds of balafon and n’tama in rich and nervous compositions.

Hypnotic bala Xperience : Cheick Baldé (Sylvain Dando Paré, Joey le Soldat, etc) on drums, Maoré Ouédraogo on bass guitar, both talented and unmissable musicians of the Wagadugu scene, Amadou Diabaté rightful heir of Siamou’s balafonic tradition, and Sina Kiénou, young gifted guitarist create an explosive alchemy.

The trance of the balafon duet, the rich and subtle play of the drums, the rare expressiveness of bass and the virtuoso touch of the guitar were recorded in Wagadugu’most important studio (Oumou Sangaré, Toumani Diabaté, etc.), Hope Musik of Eliézer Oubda. Mixed and arranged by Julien Barraud and mastered  by Fred Maury of Tomato Sound Factory in Montpellier whose reputation is well established.