Monday, March 22, 2010

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - 0+0=Zero (Zero + Zero = Zero)

AFRICA'S BEST KEPT SECRET
ARTIST`````Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou
ALBUM`````
0+0+Zero (Zero + Zero = Zero)
GENRE`````Funk, African, Voodoo

YEAR````````???


SHORT BIO:
Unfortunately political realities in Benin had left the Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo bereft of international recognition, while big bands like Super Rail Band or Orchestra Baobab enjoyed a rebirth… But Poly Rythmo has always been recognised as one of the best orchestras in Africa, so much that the former leader of Super Rail Band in Bamako, Tidiani Kone, left his job in Mali to join the fabulous Poly Rythmo in the seventies.

Their repertoire draws inspiration from the regional poly-rhythmic blend called Sato or Sakpata, original Voodoo beats, which are married with the funk left behind by James Brown’s African tours. Their voices, brass section, guitar and percussion weaved together to crystallise a golden age in this musically-fertile nation. Most of their 500 songs were recorded live with a couple of microphones and a Swiss-made Nagra reel-to-reel tape machine. The studio was a living room in the noisy neighbourhood near Cotonou’s airport.

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8 comments:

Mike said...

Hey Pandastuffer,

thanks for the latest updates. I get a "file error" on the fourth and last music file in the archive, "B01 - Ne te faches pas.mp3"

Could you please check this?

Thanks!

Henry said...

Thanks for this one.
Stuffit can't handle the file but Archive Utility can.
Try another app.
Henry

Mike said...

I'd appreciate a re-up of track 4 (B01). Thanks!

WinRAR doesn't do it, repair doesn't work.

Panda Stuffer said...

rry guys, I'll fix it:)

Panda Stuffer said...

Reuploaded!

Mike said...

Thanks for the requested re-up, great service, as always!!!

miguel said...

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Anonymous said...

Wow, Thanks! I've not been able to lay my hands on my own copy of this album for years, and had missed it terribly. Great to hear it again, especially "Belle Belle"!

(Say, my French is lousy. Anyone got the lyrics for this song?)

Oh, I love your description. Vodoun plus James Brown? No wonder I love these guys!

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