Gangbe Brass Band - 'Whendo'

[Contre-Jour CJ015]
(available from HarmoniaMundi 02087099500)

Formed in Benin ten years ago with the aim of mixing jazz with home grown sounds, Gangbe are like the Rebirth of Africa, African percussion with storming brass on top - African rhythms with New Orleans in the house. The CD gives a good feel of the live experience which is where they really shine. Uplifting and funky, superb. Graham Radley