October 6, 2016
Gerald Van Waes
Sublime Frequencies Hisham Mayet:
Voudoun Gods on the Slave Coast -dvd- (BN,rec.2011,pub.2014)***
Hisham Mayet was lucky to have witnessed, with camera a couple of different traditional ritualistic moments of dances and celebrations in Dahomey, formerly kno...
Syllart productions V.A.: Afro Latin Via Cotonou -2CD-(BN,60scomp.2013)***°
The booklet resumes the origin and evolution of the Afro-Cuban influences in a way this isn't too different from what I have already explained as introduction for the Congolese rumba rele...
Analogue Africa Le Super Borgou de Parakou :The Bariba Sound -2LP/CD- (BN,re.2012)****'
When taking about Afro-styled music, bands like Super Borgou will make defining more difficult. Clearly elements of the Afro-beat style, with its perfected swinging repet...
Analog Africa V.A. : Legends Of Benin (BE,1969-1981,re.2009)****
Another perfectly compiled album from the Analog Africa vines. Funk-flavoured tracks, fast Afro-Funk, Afro-Latin and Afro-rock. What is so incredible is that while the music sounds so e...
Analog Africa Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou :
The Vodoun Effect (BN,1970-1983,re.2008)****'
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo is the most known band from Benin, but it was still a surprise to hear how the compiler/collector (Samy Ben Redj...
Analog Africa V.A. : African Scream Contest (BN/TO,1972-1981,re.2008)****
Benin, lying pressed between Ghana and Nigeria, knew lots of record plants during the 70s especially, but most groups were left unnoticed by collectors up until now, except for...
(Alpha Ousmane) “Hama” Sankaré
December 12, 2017
V.A.: Welcome to Zamrock vol.1 & 2
August 10, 2017
July 20, 2017
V.A.: "Doing It in Lagos"
February 28, 2017
February 26, 2017
V.A.: "Can’t you hear me ?"
Edward Banchs: "Heavy Metal Africa" -book-
October 12, 2016