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  • review October 7, 2016


    A few brisk chops of rhythm guitar, a rock-solid James Brown-style funk beat, and we are back in familiar Vaudou Game territory. The new album Kidayú, out now on Hot Casa Records, opens with “Natural Vaudou,” an impassioned celebration of … Read more »

  • blog October 5, 2016

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Eko fo’ Show

    Eko fo’ Show is a collaboration between Nenim Iwebuke and Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar, two Brooklyn-based DJs with roots in Nigeria, England, Colombia and France, respectively. The Eko fo’ Show Afropop Exclusive mix is a seamless journey through some classic music from ’60s and … Read more »

  • 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 »

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