Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn - Wishevoke

Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn

The vibrant youth, their wild parties and the thriving music scene of the town of Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso, West Africa, appear in the photographs of African photographer Ibrahima Sanlé Sory.

The photos were recently discovered in Sanlé Sory’s personal archive and are an excellent document of nightlife from an era that now seems very distant. In his black and white photographs, Sory carelessly documents his protagonists, musicians, dancers, lovers, guests in some of the city’s most fashionable entertainment centers, such as Volta Dancing, Calebasse d’Or, Normandie and Dafra Bar.

In his black and white photographs, Sanlé carelessly captures his protagonists, musicians, dancers, lovers and guests in some of the city’s most fashionable entertainment centers such as Volta Dancing, Calebasse d’Or, Normandie and Dafra Bar.

At other times, Sory, eager to capture all this unique energy, would set off from the most remote villages along the Kou Valley north of Bobo’s hometown, in a Volta Photo Citroen 2CV van, with some lights and his own sound system. , to He was himself stage parties that often lasted until and after sunrise.

Sanlé Sory was born in Burkina Faso in 1943, when it was still a French colony called the Republique de HauteVolta. He began taking photographs in 1960 – the year the country declared independence. He founded his own studio, Volta Photo, which immediately became the city’s informal cultural center, and over several decades photographed hundreds of images that remained undiscovered until recently.

His photos were presented for the first time David Hill Gallery from London, at the fair night peopleAt the same time they were also published in the house’s photo album of the same name Stanley/Barker.

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Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.
Nights in the folk bars of Burkina Faso: inimitable joy, unusual poses, dancing until dawn Facebook Twitter
Image: Sanlé Sory: The People of the Night is at the David Hill Gallery, London.

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