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

( Benin , 1978 , Disques Tropiques )

posted on 23 / 04 / 2020

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

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – Kou Djessou

( Benin , 1970's , Disques Tropiques )

posted on 01 / 12 / 2017

Taken from a very rare single from the Almighty Kings of Benin, “Kou Djessou” is a storming Afro Beat track with psychedelic organ breaks and killer horns !

The song was composed by Bernard “Papillon” Zoundegnon and sung by Eskill Lohento – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/sFc0eAESPx4

Have a really nice week end,


Dossia Dassaboute – Le Message

( Benin , 1970 , Disques Tropiques )

posted on 31 / 08 / 2017

Composed in 1970 in one night only, “Le Message” is the first song from Dossia Pierre Dassaboute, one of my favourite Beninese musician, acoustic guitar player, politician and writter.

This song comes from one of the earlier records of the “Disques Tropiques” record label from Benin.

At the time, Dossia wrote this track for his ex girlfriend, “Aminata”, who was cheating on him.
This song became his most popular song, and Dossia released after that two albums, one in 2004 and another one in 2012.
Dossia Dassaboute – Le Message
 You can also listen to this track on my youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/b1XmsNz24lc
Best regards

Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo – Zo Tche Kpo Dote

( benin , 1979 , Disques Tropiques )

posted on 02 / 01 / 2017

Another wicked track from Benin by the very well known almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, conducted by Melome Clement !
This afro disco track is taken from an album out in 1979 on the SATEL record label to celebrate the 11 years of the band (their first recordings were made in 1968 !), hope you will like it !
Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo – Zo Tche Kpo Dote
Happy New Year, all the best for 2017 !

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