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  • blog October 27, 2016

    Madjafalao

    Don’t bother the Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou with any questions about whether it’s “better to burn out or fade away.” Nearly 50 years into their career, the Benin band is back with another new album, driven by the … Read more »

  • review October 7, 2016

    Kidayú

    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 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 June 9, 2016

    Voodoo To Go Festival in Photos

    The Voodoo To Go Festival was a colorful and joyful three-day journey from Togo to Haiti to Suriname, without ever leaving one small concert hall in Utrecht, Netherlands. As you’re listening to Afropop’s Voodoo To Go Festival show, check out … 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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