Orchestra Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Volume 3: The Skeletal Essences of Voodoo Funk (Analog Africa)

voodoo funk

The third in a series of re-issues by Analog Africa of Orchestra Poly Rythmo of Benin:  a band active from 1969-1983.  These releases have continually showcased the versatility of this band, as they meld and groove through the musical lineages of their region with what they were picking up from abroad.  The raw, fuzzed recordings lend a unique feel to the band’s variety of ultra percussive, gritty afro-funk.  I imagine the lyrics reflect equally the shifting landscape of the times.

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