Live at Scala
Recorded at Scala in London United Kingdom
Immerse yourself in the hypnotic afro rhythms of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou. Live on stage in London.
Benin’s _(artist-name)Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou_ has been making waves with their afro funk grooves, angular melodies and powerful percussion for decades, embracing traditional Beninese ‘Vodoun’ rhythms, mixed with funk and soul for a wholly modernised voodoo groove. The band was formed in 1968 and records and plays to this day, although band members have changed over the years, becoming hugely popular in the 70s, and performing alongside _(artist-name)Fela Kuti_, _(artist-name)Miriam Makeba_ and _(artist-name)Angelique Kidjo_. Their music output over the years has been extremely prolific numbering upwards of 50 LPs and a hundred 45s, most of which were unavailable outside of their home country. Were it not for enthusiastic record labels such as Strut or Analog Africa, who unearthed their rare recordings over the past years and made them available to record buyers in the rest of the world, they might have slipped into total obscurity. _(artist-name)Orchestre Poly-Rythmo_ also became the subject of a documentary film by French journalist Elodie Maillot which helped to organise their first European tour.