25 Nov 2021


Great LP from Benin by the second most important orchestra -behind the Poly-Rythmo- including the raw Afrobeat track "Assounon Dje Dokoli" and the sunny Afro-Latin "Bonne Année".

'Beninese band Black Santiago was formed in Cotonou 1964 by trumpeter and bandleader Ignace De Souza. Since the early 2000s, Black Santiago is led by guitarist Goby Valette. The band pioneered genres such as Afrobeat and Afrofunk and currently includes some of the oldest group of musicians from Africa still in activity. The musicians play a wide range of styles, such as Congolese rumba, Afro-Cuban music, highlife, Afro-funk and Afrobeat.'

Honoré Avolonto Et L'Orchestre Black Santiago – Honoré Avolonto Et L'Orchestre Black Santiago

Label: Disques Tropiques – SAT 143
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Benin
Released: 1978
Style: Afrobeat, African, Soukous, Afro-Cuban

A1 Lonlon Simpé 6:25
A2 N'Fa Nouwé 6:14
A3 Dokofi Wè Gbêdé 6:35
B1 Assounon Djê Dokoli 12:14
B2 Bonne Annee 6:45

Companies, etc.
Record Company – Editions Satel
Printed By – Imprimerie Saint-Roch

Accompanied By – Orchestre Black Santiago
Music Director – Ignace De Souza
Photography By – Rouillé
Written-By, Music By – Honoré Avolonto

Imprimé en France
Made in Benin