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  • blog September 6, 2016

    Vaudou Game Returns With “Chérie Nye”

    Musicians around the world are inspired by the heavy sounds of ’60s and ’70s Afro-funk from West Africa, groups such as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, and Roger Damawazun from Benin. But there are few, if any, groups who take inspiration from the … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2016

    Field Report: Nuits D’Afrique Festival Celebrates 30 Years

    In 1987, Lamine Touré, owner of the 150-seat Club Balattou (which derives from bal à tous, roughly translated as “dance for everyone”), organized several nights of concerts and dubbed it “Festival Nuits d’Afrique.” “The recipe for success was already there, … Read more »

  • interview June 9, 2016

    “What is Vaudou Music?” Peter Solo Speaks

    One of the highlights of the inaugural Voodoo To Go Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands was Vaudou Game, a tremendous six piece Afro-funk band based in Lyon, France. Led by Togolese vocalist and guitarist Peter Solo, Vaudou Game is taking Europe … Read more »

  • program June 9, 2016

    Voodoo To Go Festival

    Producer Morgan Greenstreet follows the trail of West African Vaudou spiritual music to a very unlikely place—Utrecht, Netherlands—for the first edition of the Voodoo To Go Festival. Pioneered by Togolese entrepreneur Leopold Ekué Messan, the three-day festival set out to … Read more »

  • blog June 30, 2015

    Afropop Worldwide to Attend Voodoo To Go Festival 2015

    We’re very pleased to announce that Afropop Worldwide producer Morgan Greenstreet will be attending the first edition of the Voodoo To Go Festival taking place in Utrecht, Netherlands, Sept. 18-20. What does a quiet Dutch town know about voodoo? Quite a … Read more »

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