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genre: Genres zinli gbété

  • 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 April 16, 2015

    Five Stars: A Benin Roots-Pop Primer

    In Benin, a small francophone country in West Africa, traditional music, vodun spiritual music and popular styles of roots music are intimately entwined. Creative artists transform traditional music into roots-pop by altering and ‘modernizing’ rhythms and instruments, writing their own compositions in … Read more »

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