Burkina Vista: Cuban music thrives in the bars of Ouagadougou

In Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, many bars book Cuban style bands to play the hits of the legendary Buena Vista social club. The crowd are often aged 60-70 years plus, but still know how to cut shapes on the dance floor. The popularity of Cuban music here dates back to the days of one-time President Thomas Sankara, a figure who sought inspiration in the revolutionary politics and music of his Cuban contemporaries.