Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, 18.4.2019
Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble is a Helsinki-based afrobeat band with strong ties to Benin of West Africa. The ensemble's fourth record "We Are Together" was inspired by American soul classics and they delivered ten new songs of grooving funk with an urban twist. As fRoots Magazine writes: "Weather Report meets Fela".
Noël Saïzonou, voc & perc / Janne Halonen, gtr & voc / Sampo Riskilä, bass & voc / Juha Räsänen, drs & voc / Mikko Pettinen, trp & voc / Joakim Berghäll, sax & voc / Menard Mponda, perc & voc / Visa Oscar, keys