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Monday, April 11 2011

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Cotonou Club

It's really them, rising out of the past, slightly tamer, the sound not as tight as it used to be, but, still, them.


Monday, November 22 2010

‘Lost Kingdoms of Africa’: The Very Concept of ‘Kingdom’ May Have Originated In Southern Africa

The world needs to comprehend the complex, bloody history of the so-called 'Dark Continent', with all its attendant ironies and contradictions.


Thursday, January 28 2010

Various Artists: Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa

Thirteen songs, 55 minutes, and a time frame stretching from 1960 to the end of the '70s were never going to leave us with anything more than a sketch.


Sunday, November 29 2009

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou: Echos Hypnotiques: From the Vaults of Albarika Store 1969-1979

The relentlessness of this music is exhilarating, the thickness of it, the groove, the band's refusal to let the listener slow down.


Monday, July 13 2009

Various Artists: Legends of Benin

At the heart of Legends of Benin lies the spiral, the curve, the unfinished circle that leads to its replica.


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