Roi Alekpehanhou — Sato Na Hangna
The subject of a previous post, the Roi du Zinli Renove, as he is known in Benin, merits an additional look. His music is heavy. The massive ensemble is technically beyond reproach. Extended/repeated listening is rewarded. And the spiritual and historic background of what he’s doing—traditional Fon music full proverbs, praise and death-related ritual—are worth a read. All hail drums and reflection and the message.