Friday, April 13, 2012

Music from Benin

Benin has played an important role in the African music scene, producing one of the biggest stars to come out of the continent in Angélique Kidjo. Post-independence, the country was home to a vibrant and innovative music scene, where native folk music combined with Ghanaian highlife,French cabaretAmerican rockfunk and soul, and Congolese rumbaIgnacio Blazio Osho was perhaps the most influential musician of this period, alongside Pedro Gnonnas y sus PanchosLes Volcans de la Capitale and Picoby Band d'Abomey. Pedro produced the song Feso Jaiye,[1] which became a hit and was performed by many bands at the 2nd All-Africa Games in 1973.
From Wikipedia.

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