Established in 1978 by Senegalese producer Ibrahima Sory Sylla, Syllart Records is an independent label who cover a range of styles, primarily focused on music made in west Africa. Their discography includes Miriam Makeba, Franco, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Orchestra Baobab, Orchestre Poly-Rhytmo de Contonou, Salif Keita, Ismael Lo, and the catalogue of fabled label Editions Syliphone Conakry.
For the Pan African Space Station (PASS), Binetou Sylla -- DJ, producer and Syllart label-boss -- curated a series of shows focused on Congolese rumba and its offshoots. This episode includes music from Nico, Franco, and Tabu Ley.
Recorded for PASS in Paris at the exhibition Beauté Congo – 1926-2015 – Congo Kitoko, Fondation Cartier. For more visit http://panafricanspacestation.org.za