T.P. Orchestre Poly Rhythmo De Cotonou Benin - Vol 4: Yehouessi Leopold Batteur
Albarika Store is home to many rare recordings, from more traditional folkloric and Sato styles, to the funk, blues and psych inspired workouts of the All Mighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, as they referred to themselves. Many of the original records are sought after by DJs and collectors as prime examples of Afro-funk, Afro-Latin and Afropsych sounds.
The next in the series of reissues by Acid Jazz presents a straight reproduction of the incredibly hard to find Poly-Rythmo ‘Vol. 4’ album, originally from 1978.
For DJs and dancers this album has long been about the killer track ‘Aiha Ni Kpe We’, an incendiary Afrobeat recording which will activate any dancefloor anywhere. “Every time I listen to the Orchestre Poly Rythmo… Wow, I just discover something new in the music” - Gilles Peterson
This is the first exhaustive trawl of the archive and will see the label presented in a way that ensures its historical importance is recognized. Trips to West Africa have secured original master tapes and the process of transferring is ongoing. Over the next few years a comprehensive reissue campaign is planned.
Davi Djinto Super No2
Homin Si Tche
Aiha Ni Kpe We
Artist: T.P. Orchestre Poly Rhythmo De Cotonou Benin
Label: Acid Jazz
Genre: Latin, African & International
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: AJXLP553
Released: 22 January 2021