Orchestre Poly-Rythmo To Release "Cotonou Club" Their First Studio Album In Over Twenty Years
The greatest band in Benin’s history, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, is back. After a year of illustrious comeback live dates including New York’s Lincoln Center, WOMAD festival and Barbican London, the band releases its first studio album in over twenty years, Cotonou Club, on Strut / Sons D’Ailleurs in March 2011.
Produced in Paris entirely on vintage analogue studio equipment, this new album refreshes Poly-Rythmo classics such as "Gbeti Madjro" (featuring Angelique Kidjo) alongside a firing selection of brand new compositions. The album also features a special bonus track, an exclusive collaboration between Poly Rythmo and Franz Ferdinand’s musicians. The mighty orchestre embark on an album launch tour in Europe during April 2011.