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Les Volcans de Porto-Novo (1977)



There are some records that you will remember all your life the one of the "Volcans de Porto-Novo du Bénin". This record is nearly mint and will be soon available on Diaspora Records. This extraordinary recording from 1977 was composed by Joseph Atchade. The label mentions "Goun Reggae" music style. The word "Goun" indicates the ethnicity and language from Port-Novo and its region, but "reggae" sounds funny. The title "Jomido" is a sublime "Afro-Cuban" perfectly arranged and the title "Mi Kpé Dogbekpo" is an agbadja modernized rhythm from west-coast of Benin, a marvel to dance...

Il y a des disques dont vous vous souviendrez toute votre vie comme celui des "Volcans de Porto-Novo du Bénin". Aussi connu sous le nom d'"Orchestre de la Gendarmerie", les Volcans sont une institution. Ce disque est neuf et sera bientôt disponible sur Diaspora Records. Cet extraordinaire enregistrement date de 1977 et a été composé par Joseph Atchade. Le disque indique des morceaux de style "Goun reggae". Le mot "Goun" indique l'ethnie et la langue très répandue à Port-Novo mais "reggae" est plutôt cocasse. Le titre "Jomido" est un sublime titre Afro-Cubain avec un son parfait. "Mi Kple Dogbekpo" est un rythme agbadja modernisé, un pure merveille pour danser...

7 comments:

reservatory said...

Another good one. THANKS!

zim said...

thank you for this great recording - it IS fantastic. One question, though - the version of "Mi Kple Dogbekpo" posted here is quite a bit slower than that included on the African Scream Contest. Is it possible that they remastered the recording a little faster or that your phonograph is a little faster?

Jaime said...

On ne se lasse pas, mais pas du tout. Merci.

The Uber Sonic Sonar Radar said...

yes brother, this is wickedly groovy.

flux_is_krux said...

Excellent! Dancing right now! Thanks!

gilhodges said...

Revisiting this one just now and had to say thank you. Simply stunning.

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