• V/A - African Scream Contest 2 - 2LP

Benin 1963​-​1980

A great compilation can open the gate to another world. Who knew that some of the most exciting Afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small West African country of Benin? Once Analog Africa released the first African Scream Contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear, gut-busting yelps, lethally welldrilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space with the same electrifying sureness as any favourite blues or soul or funk or punk sampler you might care to mention. The screaming does not stop there, in fact it’s only just beginning. But the strange thing about African Scream Contest II’s celebration of unfettered Beninese creativity is that it would not have been possible without the assistance of a musician who had been trained by the Russian secret services to "search and destroy" enemies of the country’s (then) Marxist-Leninist president Mathieu Kerekou. 

Tracklist

A1 –Les Sympathics de Porto-Novo* A Min We Vo Nou We 6:16

A2 –Ignace De Souza & The Melody Aces* Asaw Fofar 2:55

A3 –Stanislas Tohon* Dja Dja Dja 7:38

B1 –Elias Akadiri & Sunny Black's Band* L'enfance 2:10

B2 –Picoby Band D'Abomey Mé Adomina 2:39

B3 –Antoine Dougbé Nounignon Ma Kpon Midji 5:51

B4 –Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou* Moulon Devia 7:32

C1 –Black Santiago Paulina 4:45

C2 –Lokonon André Et L'Orchestre Les Volcans* Glenon Ho Akue 4:53

C3 –Sebastien Pynasco* & L'Orchestre Black Santiago* Sadé 5:11

C4 –Super Borgou De Parakou* Baba L'Oke Ba'Wagbe 3:16

D1 –Cornaire Salifou Michel* Et L'Orchestre El Rego & Ses Commandos* Gangnidodo 4:54

D2 –Gnonnas Pedro And His Dadjes Band* How Much Love Naturally Cost 6:19

D3 –Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou* Idavi 5:08

V/A - African Scream Contest 2 - 2LP

  • Labels Analog Africa
  • Product Code: AALP086
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 29.70€


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