Blog June 19, 2012
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Tours North America in July
Did you know that legendary Benin funk band Orchestre Poly-Rythmo is touring North America this summer? The ten-piece ensemble regrouped and dropped an excellent new album last year called Cotonou Club (see our review) and is sure to bring out the crowds and turn each date into a momentary, frenetic West African dance party. Don't miss it. Dates: July 4th – Montreal, QC: Montreal Jazz Festival July 6th – Quebec City, QC: City Festival July 7th – Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Folk Festival July 8th – Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Folk Festival July 10th – Minneapolis, MN: The Cedar July 11th – Chicago, IL: Mayne Stage July 13th – Toronto, ON: Harbourfront Centre July 15th – Louisville, KY: Forecastle Festival July 17th – Washington, DC: The Hamilton (2 sets) July 19th – Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Academy of Music July 20th – Boston, MA: Brighton Music Hall July 22nd – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage Download and listen to their track "Pardon" via Soundcloud as well!