Hidden Musics (2022)
Despite now being based in Brussels, Kaito Winse was raised in the village of Lankoué, in the Sourou Province of Burkina Faso. Brought up in a musical griot family, he has grown into a message bearer for his ancestors' spiritual artistry. Such is no easy feat, but on 'Kaladounia', the musician's first solo record, he does exactly that. Making use of traditional instruments such as the tama drum, toutlé, Fulani flute, and mouth bow, Winse perpetuates his forefathers’ rich musical tradition as a modern jeli or griot himself - be it in Mooré or Samo (local Burkinabé languages) or French.