There’s not much in Bobo; an ancient mosque and a train station is about it. But you don’t go to Bobo Dioulasso for her historic architecture. You go for the music.  Here live the ancestors of the Griot, musicians who played for the Nubian royalty of Lost Africa. Here dwell clan whose names are Kieta and Diabate. These are the names of dynasties where once death befell those who dared lay hands upon their instruments without permission.

An essay contribution for Wanderlust, the travel blog.