Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Contonou – Madjafalao – 2xLP – Vol 2 – Afro-beat – Funk & Psych – Desert blues – Ethiopiques – Voodoo Sounds
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Contonou is a 50-year old Benin group who belt out the freshest Afro-beat, Funk & Psych, Desert blues & Ethiopiques sounds.
Madjafalao, Vol 2, their latest 2 x LP release, is a 15-track offering of irresistable voodoo sounds from their Albarika Store Vaults sessions in 1969-1979.
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Contonou formed in Cotonou, a coastal town in Benin, in 1966 under the name Orchestre Poly-Disco. Releasing their debut album in 1973, they played for a variety of labels until a comp of their back catalogue was released on the Popular African Music label in 2003. Since then they have reformed and toured internationally. Awesome band.
Compiled by Samy Ben Redjeb, this magnificent pocket history comes with download card.
A1 Se Ba Ho (Listen via youtube)
A2 Mi Ve Wa Se
A3 Azon De Ma Gnin Kpevi
B1 Gan Tche Kpo
B2 Malin Kpon O
B3 Ahouli Vou Yelli
C1 Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me
C2 Ma Do Sou Nou Mio
C3 Ma Tafou Gnin O
C4 Agnon Dekpe
D1 Mede Ma Gnin Messe
D2 Houe Djein Nada
D3 Minkou E So Non Moin