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  • program March 3, 2016

    Treasures of Benin

    Nestled between Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and Nigeria, Benin is a culturally rich sliver of West Africa too often overlooked. This program focuses Afropop’s spotlight on Benin, starting with the country’s favorite daughter: International star Angelique Kidjo looks back on … 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 »

  • blog June 19, 2012

    Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Tours North America in July

    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 … Read more »

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