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genre: Genres agbadja

  • interview April 20, 2015

    Norberka on Zinli Gbété and “Jealous” Traditional Music

    While traveling in Benin preparing the program “Benin Roots Alive,” producer Morgan Greenstreet met with Norberka, a renowned roots music artist at the home of Hounon Behumbeza, a major vodun priest and patron of the arts. Thank you to Dana Rush (author … Read more »

  • blog January 31, 2014

    Benin: Transforming Traditions- Music Videos from Featured Artists

    To further explore the music of Benin, producer Morgan Greenstreet put together some exemplary videos from the artists featured in Benin: Transforming Traditions.  Sagbohan Danialou “Hoho Gbédji”: Nicolas Moncadas, a French documentary filmmaker, record collector, and author of the excellent … Read more »

  • program January 30, 2014

    Benin: Transforming Traditions

    This program tells the story of generations of creative musicians from Benin who translate traditional, largely Vodun occult music into popular and experimental music. We hear traditional music styles including tchinkoumé, agbadja, and kakagbo, and explore how, starting in the … Read more »

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