Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan (Benin, 1988, Production Nenuphar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gbeme Dan“, a deep syncopated percussive Psychedelic Afro Funk Sato Folk track with crazy drums & synth parts recorded in the late 80s by the Beninese composer & singer Guendehou “Guenshi-Ever” Sidonie Evelyne that only recorded two now hard to find LP – Enjoy !

Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8x3sEX7IP80

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me (Benin, 1960s, Impressions Sonores du Benin)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “E Ma Non Tin Me“, a bewitching slow Voodoo Folk Soul track taken from the very first recording ever from the Beninese legendary club owner, boxer, singer & musician Théophile Do Rego, better known as El Rego – Enjoy !

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/GIGeTQ_UP4E

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite (Benin, 1980, Editions Gnoinsope)

Following this former post today, I wanted to share with you for today “La Musica En Verite“, an awesome Afro Cuban Latin track with Afrobeat flavours & deep lyrics from the Beninese King of African Salsa, Mister Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, better known as “Gnonnas Pedro” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida (Benin, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “A O O Ida“, a breezing Afro Funk Soul track with catchy horns & organ parts & raw grunts a la James Brown, recorded in the 70s by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra (composed by Yehouessi Leopold, drummer of the band), and out as a single that was part of a series of 8 on the very well known Ivorian record label Badmos – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/OZy4yiNHFPs

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Bh3VLL6aqc8

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Honoré Avolonto et l’Orchestre Black Santiago – Assounon Dje Dokoli (Benin, 1978, Disques Tropiques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Assounon Dje Dokoli“, a storming Afrobeat track recorded in 1978 by the Beninese singer Honoré Avolonto, backed here by the famous “Black Santiago” orchestra leaded by the Maestro Ignace de Souza – Enjoy !

Honoré Avolonto et l’Orchestre Black Santiago – Assounon Dje Dokoli

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/l6yrDpGVIzI

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Honore Avolonto – Tin Lin Non (Benin, 1983, LIR)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tin Lin Non“, a powerful Afrobeat track by the Beninese singer Honore Avolonto, backed here by Eskill Lohento & Joseph Vicky, two vocalists of the legendary band “Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Honore Avolonto – Tin Lin Non 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_lZ8LXWmV_4

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

ADP004 – El Rego, Poly Rythmo, Honore Avolonto, Antoine Dougbe, Gnonnas Pedro : The Kings Of Benin Mix

Hi !

This week, a special Mix of some uncompiled songs from great and very well know artists from the beautiful country of Benin, hope you’ll enjoy it !
You can download it here !
Covers of the records used for this mix :
 

 
All the best,
Armand