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Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou ft. Angelique Kidjo and El Rego .
On July 11, 2012, Drift DJ Minna interviewed Vincent Ahehehinnou, long-time lead singer of Benin's legendary Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou.
Over the course of their conversation, Vincent recounted various stories from the band's 40-year history, including encounters with other West African musical giants of the time such as Fela Kuti and Bembeya Jazz. He spoke about the importance of Vodun to the group’s musical and national identity, shared his own views on Pan-Africanism, and more.
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