Various Artists: African Scream Contest 2

African Scream Contest 2

Various Artists

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  • Release Date 18 May 2018
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Double Vinyl LP
Analog Africa

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 well-drilled 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. Ten years on, intrepid crate-digger and Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb unveils a new treasure-trove of Vodoun-inspired Afrobeat heavy funk crossover greatness, featuring 14 tracks from 1963 - 1980. Right from the laceratingly raw guitar fanfare which kicks off Les Sympathics’ pile-driving opener, the previously unreleased “A Min We Vo Nou We”, it’s clear that ‘African Scream Contest 2’ is going to be every bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor.

1 A Min We Vo Nou We - Les Sympathics de Porto Novo  
2 Asaw Fofor - Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces  
3 Dja Dja Dja - Stanislas Tohon  
4 L’enfance- Elias Akadiri & Sunny Black s Band  
5 Me Adomina - Picoby Band D’Abomey  
6 Nounignon Ma Klon Midji - Antoine Dougbe  
7 Moulon Devia - Orch. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou  
8 Paulina - Black Santiago  
9 Glenon Ho Akue - Lokonon Andr et Les Volcans  
10 Sad - Sebastien Pynasco and L Orchestre Black Santiago  
11 Baba L Oke Ba Wagbe - Super Borgou de Parakou  
12 Gangnidodo - Cornaire Salifou Michel et L Orchestre El Rego & ses Commandos  
13 How Much Love Naturally Cost - Gnonnas Pedro and His Dadjes Band  
14 Idavi - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou