Telecel Faso is an official sponsor of “Jazz in Ouaga”. Burkina Faso has been hosting this festival for 27 years and it has become popular not only with jazz players, but also with many African musicians. It takes place in the CENASA (in the French Institute) and in the Fespaco courtyard.
Each year, we set up our stage in the Fespaco courtyard (the heart of the festival village) and throughout the festival thousands of Ouagadougou people gather there to discover a musical genre that is still largely unknown to Africans, but which is increasingly appreciated.
Thanks to this festival, we give Ouagadougou people the opportunity to get to know a musical genre that was born in North America, but whose deep roots are African. We also give the few Burkinabé jazz musicians a springboard from which they can show the extent of their talents.