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  • 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 »

  • video May 16, 2013

    Accra Journal: Men Cheers Brass Band

      Perhaps the most enjoyable two hours I spent in Accra were on the back of a flatbed truck, surrounded by the ebullient players of the Men Cheers Brass Band of Tema.  This procession through the streets of Accra was … Read more »

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