July 14, 2021

Yedenou Adjahoui et son Groupe
Folklorique d’Avrankou-Benin
Volume 2/78
Albarika Store ALS 057, 1978 ?

To me it sounds a bit like Nigerian styles like fuji, apala or waka.
It is quite hard to determine the difference between them. This
is from Benin and also Islamic based with only rhythm and vocals.
This album is not on Discogs. Awesome Tapes from Africa had it
as a casette once. The music is quite enjoyable and
apparently rare, I don’t know how the
style is called. Hope you like it ..

Voor mij klinkt het een beetje als de Nigeriaanse stijlen als fuji,
apala of waka. Het is tamelijk lastig het verschil ertussen vast
te stellen. Deze muziek komt uit Benin, is ook Islamitisch met
slechts percussie en vocalen. Dit album staat niet tussen de
lijst op Discogs en is kennelijk zeldzaam. Awesome Tapes
from Africa had hem ooit als casette. Ik weet niet hoe
deze stijl heet maar de muziek is erg
fijn. Haal binnen en luister zelf ..


01 – Agbegbe kounto
—- Gbeto do ma gnon mon
—- Alhaji albarika store chief diona
02 – Chief james afolabi badagry


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  1. Christophe 14 July 2021 at 19:19 - Reply

    Very interesting music. Thanks Moos.

  2. Christophe 15 July 2021 at 09:22 - Reply

    Probably from 1978 (see the title and the release number from ALS). I Agree with you Moos, close to Nigerian music like Apala but more vocals oriented perhaps (choeur) and a nice flute is coming sometimes. Percussions are differents from Apala or Fuji with bells and vocal games (call & response for example).
    After several listenings, it’s a very nice discover to me.
    Thanks a lot Moos.

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