T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo – O Papillon “Djessouwe”

( Benin , 1983 , Albarika Store )

posted on 05 / 03 / 2024

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you today “O Papillon “Djessouwe”“, an instant catchy deep Afro Soul Reggae Dub Synth track by the “Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou“, the mythical Beninese band founded in 1968 by the legendary musician Melome Clement (“Meloclem“) that released more than 300 songs and is still touring today.

Composed by Melome Clement, this song was recorded in tribute to the deceased great band guitarist Bernard Zoundegnon, better known under the nickname “Papillon” (“Butterfly” in English), one of the founders of the group, who died on the 27 of October 1982.

To note : the group mainly recorded soukous, blues, folk or soul titles, so upper class & unusual African Reggae like the one presented here are more than appreciated – Enjoy !

T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo – O Papillon “Djessouwe” (Benin, 1983, Albarika Store)

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

Armand de Preseau

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