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  • program December 8, 2016

    Stocking Stuffers 2016

    Georges Collinet and Banning Eyre survey the best African and African diaspora music of 2016: from desert blues to Afrobeats and neo-cumbia, vintage reissues, and groundbreaking experiments. This fast-moving conversation interweaves juicy clips from over two dozen albums. Lots of … Read more »

  • blog February 12, 2014

    Nicolas Moncadas: Orogod, Vodun and Sagbohan Danialou

    Nicolas Moncadas is a French/Spanish documentary filmmaker, blogger and record collector who maintains two amazing blogs on Beninois music, and Access to his collection and the information he provided were invaluable resources in the production of Afropop’s recent show … Read more »

  • spotlight-blog May 10, 2013

    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou— Volume Three: The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Analog Africa

    This is the third in a series of compilations from Analog Africa (based in Frankfurt, Germany) that draw their material from the extensive catalog of the legendary band from Benin, the ‘Tout-Puissant’ Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou. Led by vocalist and … Read more »

  • blog July 26, 2012

    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and SMOD in Central Park

    Sunday, July 22, was a banner day at Central Park, Summerstage, still one of New York’s most pleasant summer music venues. Sunny, but not too hot, the day was perfect for a feast of uplifting African music. Self-described “Parisian groove … Read more »

  • review June 1, 2011

    Cotonou Club

    This classic dance band from Cotonou, Benin, have been enjoying an unexpected revival in recent years.  Reissue releases of their super cool “Voodoo funk” hits from the ‘70s, on the Analog Africa label, started a buzz.  This was the sound … Read more »

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