Did you know that legendary Benin funk band Orchestre Poly-Rythmo is touring North America this summer? The ten-piece ensemble regrouped and dropped an excellent new album last year called Cotonou Club (see our review) and is sure to bring out the crowds and turn each date into a momentary, frenetic West African dance party.
Don’t miss it.
July 4th – Montreal, QC: Montreal Jazz Festival
July 6th – Quebec City, QC: City Festival
July 7th – Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 8th – Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 10th – Minneapolis, MN: The Cedar
July 11th – Chicago, IL: Mayne Stage
July 13th – Toronto, ON: Harbourfront Centre
July 15th – Louisville, KY: Forecastle Festival
July 17th – Washington, DC: The Hamilton (2 sets)
July 19th – Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Academy of Music
July 20th – Boston, MA: Brighton Music Hall
July 22nd – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Download and listen to their track “Pardon” via Soundcloud as well!