And it looked like everyone in town had turned out for the performances.
Rue de la Liberte in full Fete.
We got to the town center about 7 pm and the Fete was in full swing. Nearly every street corner, square and bar had some kind of performers, although we marveled at the fact that most of the lyrics were sung in English (of a kind). Most of it was amateurish and not very good, although this ska band was putting on a great show.
We mostly just wandered the streets, staying here and there to listen to a song or two from each performer but then, about 9:30, stopped in Place Emille Zola for a pizza and some wine. The last band of the night in that venue was just warming up and they sounded pretty good so we stuck around. We were very glad we did. Best live music we’ve heard in some time. After their set, we asked if they had a cd or any “merch” we could buy and, in very broken English we were told that they were trying to raise the money to record their first cd. We told them we were from Los Angeles but didn’t know anybody so we wouldn’t be any help. Watch out for Alambig au Burkina (on facebook - alambig) and remember You Heard It Here First.
Not sure which ones Alambig and which ones Burkina.