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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
For their third outing, Benin's Gangbé Brass Band cast their net ever wider. Of course, there's the traditional sound, mixed with jazz, but this time it's from the music of New Orleans through to be bop, all played with consummate skill and fun, all grounded by some wonderful percussion, including plenty of stuttering talking drum. It's also a political record, lyrically concerned with Africa, its poverty and wars. But they also find much to celebrate, delving into an interesting take on Afro-beat with "Remember Fela," which also shows good familiarity with high-life music and the juju style of King Sunny Ade. More than ever before, this is where the pieces, both African ...
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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
For their third outing, Benin's Gangbé Brass Band cast their net ever wider. Of course, there's the traditional sound, mixed with jazz, but this time it's from the music of New Orleans through to be bop, all played with consummate skill and fun, all grounded by some wonderful percussion, including plenty of stuttering talking drum. It's also a political record, lyrically concerned with Africa, its poverty and wars. But they also find much to celebrate, delving into an interesting take on Afro-beat with "Remember Fela," which also shows good familiarity with high-life music and the juju style of King Sunny Ade. More than ever before, this is where the pieces, both African and American, come together. The soloing is more confident, and everything crisper, while the percussion has become a more important factor. This is a band that's really found itself, with gusto and pleasure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: World Village Usa
  • UPC: 713746805029
  • Catalog Number: 468050
  • Sales rank: 272,911

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gangbé Brass Band Primary Artist
Magloire Ahouandjinou Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Martial Ahouandjinou Trombone, Vocals
Benoît Avihoue Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Athanase Dehoumon Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Lucien Gbaguidi Saxophone, Vocals, Group Member
Jean Gnonlonfoun Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Mathieu Gnonlonfoun Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Sam Gnonlonfoun Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Crespin Kpitiki Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
James Vodounnon Euphonium, Vocals, Group Member
Benoit Avihoe Percussion, Vocals
Technical Credits
Daniel Boivin Mastering
Michel DeBock Graphic Design
Geneviève Bruyndonckx Executive Producer
Renaud Carton deTournai Engineer
Arnaud Robert Liner Notes
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