Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Le Sato 2

Acid Jazz
3rd November 2023

Format Info

Black Vinyl LP

Over the past few years Acid Jazz has released a series of reissues from the enigma ‘Albarika Store’ – a goldmine of records from Benin, West Africa from the late ‘60s through to the early ’80s. T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo ‘Le Sato 2’ is a particcularly obscure release. The follow up to ‘Le Sato’, the album was originally sold in exactly the same sleeve as the first volume, with the new catalogue number simply written on the back. This reissue marks the first proper release of the record.

The record itself sees Benin’s premier group in characteristic form – hypnotic, heavy, heady Afro-Funk, under the leadership of ‘Prince’ Melome Clement. A must-have for Afro collectors and passing fans alike.