Le disque est sorti ! Chers amis du Poly-Rythmo français, votre attente va être récompensée car le double CD disponible en France est une édition exceptionnelle : deux CD + vidéo, live, bonus inédits, 52 pages de livret et une surprise !
Ne manquez pas les concerts : le 20 avril à la Cigale à Paris
le 5 mai à La Scala de Londres
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NEW POLY-RYTHMO'S ALBUM "COTONOU CLUB" .......> REVIEWS
I feel too much involved to be really objective, so allow me to present a choice of reviews essentially from Brit Press and just add : I LOVE *COTONOU CLUB* ! Wise fans might enjoy a lot the special edition with many surprises !...and let your/their voodoo workin' !
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...If some of this music’s Proustian resonance – the sense of privileged listening in on another time and place – has disappeared in the transition from crackly vinyl to all-mod-cons super-clarity, it has gained in power and energy. The African-American funk echoes in the slippery guitars and rolling Hammond organ grooves may parallel Fela Kuti’s afrobeat, but they’re shot through with flavours darker and stranger.
Von Vo Nono, indeed, sounds like vintage afrobeat with a gun behind the rhythm section, Fela’s bombed-out pidgin English replaced by the sing-song intonations employed by voodoo priests. The barnstorming Gbeti Madjro, featuring Angélique Kidjo, the only other Beninois to make an international impact, features a rip-roaring solo from a guitarist who sounds as though he’s been waiting 20 years to play. This album’s moods are wonderfully diverse with its shifting rhythms, scorching horns and whole team of fired-up singers taking turns at the mike.