Thursday, January 27th, 2011
“A part James Brown, vive Poly-Rythmo!” Or, “James Brown aside, viva Poly-Rythmo. That’s what the youth were saying in Niamey.” Honestly, I didn’t know the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou was still around. - Tom Devriendt
Sunday, February 7th, 2010
* I just got the Wax Poetics Africa Issue in the mail. Though the issue may give the impression that good music stopped being produced in Africa since the 1970s–in part it reads like a tribute issue...
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Some bad 1970s West African funk courtesy of one of the continent’s craziest bands, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou. This track is called “Gbeti Madjro.”