benin, not benign.

As the weather here in Los Angeles keeps leaning toward summer, those cravings for tropical sounds grow deeper and the pangs definitely come more frequently!  As I was doing some design work last night, I had the inkling to put on an old T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou compilation album (Soundway Records) that I hadn’t listened to at length in a few years.  I often play the single entitled ‘Gendamou Na Wili We Gnannin’ in my deejay sets when I feel the dance floor is ready for some deep grinders, but I’d forgotten how much of a monster this tune below is as well. This music may originate in Benin, but it’s WAY too funky to be called benign.  Dig ‘Aihe Ni Kpe We’.

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