Tonight I finally got hold of two tracks that used never to leave me:
- Se Djro
- E Sa F’aiye
Both are songs in yoruba by a Beninese group called ‘Orchestre Black Dragons de Porto Novo Dahomey’.
They can listened to on YouTube:
I guess this post will be one of those bottles to the sea as I struggle finding more info about this group on the internet. A dear Beninese friend noted that the songs were probably from the ’70s, since Dahomey became Benin in 1975.
Also I would not be surprised to hear that either song has been used as a theme song or track for the cinema or theatre. At any rate I would be happy to learn more and/or to hear similar sound and vibes.
No sooner had I published this post that I came across this blog post shedding about the Black Dragons de Porto Novo Dahomey:
The blogger as well as a regular contributor of his seem particularly fond of this other song by the Orchestre:
- Amon mi keledje https://youtu.be/EbsYmjJagxs
What do you think?