Tom Schnabel's DJ pick for today is vintage music from Cotonou, Benin. It's music recorded in the 1960s and 70s that has never been released in the United States before. The 2-CD set is part of a series called AfroLatin.
PRI's The World talks with Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo about her honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music and with legendary West African record producer Ibrahim Sylla about the differences between West African pop music and 'world music.'
Even though the music business continues to suffer economically, record labels are still releasing lots of old music that's been re-mastered and tweaked so it sounds fresher than ever. We hear today about Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou.
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