On Aug. 14, B.B. King’s Lucille’s will be host to a truly remarkable group from Benin, and entry is free! Come join us: Show starts at 8 p.m. More information here.
These four brothers, Samuel (Jomion), Mathieu, Jean and Jean-Eudes (J.B.) Gnonlonfoun effortlessly blend jazz, pop, reggae and r&b stylings with the most traditional vodun rhythms and songs from Benin, delivered in perfect vocal harmony. The eldest, Jomion, has played with every big name in Beninois music, including Angelique Kidjo and Lionel Loueke, and was a founding member of the amazing Gangbé Brass Band. We featured Jomion and the Uklos on our recent program, “Benin: Transforming Traditions, ” and you can read our interview with the group here. Need anymore convincing? Just check out this video: