Gangbé Brass Band | Whendo (Roots Racines)

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Whendo (Roots Racines)

by Gangbé Brass Band

The Gangbe Brass Band was created in 1994 when 8 musicians, all from Cotonou-Benin, came together. These young jazz musicians had been playing in different groups, before creating this unusual fusion of traditional styles. Gangbe Brass Band’s aim is to
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1. Noubioto
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2. Oblemou
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3. Remember Fela
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4. Yemonoho
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5. Johodo
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6. Awhan-Ho
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7. Gbedji
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8. Jesu Ohun
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9. Segala
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They take traditional rhythms, and invigorate them with jazz harmonies. The fusion reveals as much as possible of the musical tradition, while giving a western tone, to link the past and future.
They sing in vernacular language about life in general, political injustices and the tribulations of women.
Through the word Togbé, the band salutes the music on which they build their sound. The first meaning of the word is « ancestor », the band’s way of paying homage to the range and quality of the rhythms they created. The second is a reference to age, highlighting the ancient roots of the music they play.
The Gangbe Brass Band’s musical approach is respectful of tradition, and in harmony with their ancestors and culture.
From 1994 to 1997, the Gangbe Brass Band worked mainly in Benin.


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