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Cotonou Club

by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo

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Benin’s all-time great big band with their first new album for over 25 years. Retaining their celebrated ‘vodou-funk’ sound, Poly Rythmo reprise original hits like ‘Holonon’ and ‘Gbeti Madjro’ along new compositions on a brand new analogue recording. Guests include Angelique Kidjo.

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released January 1, 2011

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Benin

Benin’s greatest supergroup, Poly-Rythmo created their self-styled “vodou-funk” through a series of dynamite albums during the ‘70s. Documented on Soundway and Analog Africa compilations, the band finally returned to the studio in France in 2012 for their first internationally released album, ‘Cotonou Club’ for Strut. ... more

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