A pleasant market, a distinctive mosque and a fascinating old quarter, Bobo-Dioulassois an easygoing place made for languid wandering and exploration. Visit at the weekends however, and the pace picks up. Bobo is Burkina Faso’s hotbed of musical creativity and performance. From the propulsive rhythms of the Djembe drum to the distinctive sounds of the xylophone-style balofon, Bobo is live music-central, and catching one – or more – performances of the addictive, percussive sounds is essential stuff. Put on your dancing shoes, find an open-air bar serving the local mijo beer, if you’re brave try the local delicacy, fried caterpillars, and enjoy.