Thursday, July 30, 2009

Benin rhythms

J’adore Orchestre Poly-rythmo de Cotonou.
Their 70s afro-funk sound is so infectious! It comes from Benin, land of vodoun and congolese rumba.

PS: a recommended reading on Africa and vodoun is “Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti” by Maya Deren, one of my favourite experimental filmmakers.