T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo  – ‘Afro-Funk’

Vinyl LP Out 2 December


The latest instalment from Acid Jazz’s Albarika Store series, ‘Afro Funk’ compiles the very best of the legendary T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo’s funk cuts.

Formed in 1968 by leader Clément Mélomé, T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo became the leading group in Benin and the cornerstone of the Albarika Store label and legacy.

This collection brings together highlights from their extensive career, including tracks as ‘Gbeti Ma Djro’, ‘Segla’ and the collectable ‘It’s A Vanity’: wall-to-wall some of the finest Afro-Funk ever made.

Listen to ‘Kou Tche Kpo So O’

Also available from Albarika Store…

Over the past few years, we’ve been releasing prime Afrobeat cuts out of Benin, originally released on the Albarika Store label. These have included reissues of ultra-rare LPs, compilations, and some dynamite 7-inch singles. Check out what else is available here at the Albarika Store page.

Meanwhile, continue to explore the sounds of Benin, including selections from our Albarika catalogue, with our Café Benin playlist on Spotify. It takes in everything from folkloric and Sato styles, to funk, blues and psych-inspired workouts.