Acid Jazz Records is proud to announce an exclusive licensing agreement with Albarika store, the legendary record label that defined the sound of Benin and influenced the entire region of West Africa and beyond.
This is the first exhaustive trawl of the archive and will see the label presented in a way that ensures its historical importance is recognized. The first fruits will be a series of super-rare and in-demand original albums to be reissued on vinyl. Poly rythmo 'Segla' - hens-teeth rare Poly rythmo album from 1978 that was originally released without a sleeve as Als059. Recorded at EMI lagos, Nigeria, as per most of the Poly rythmo recordings for Albarika, the sound quality is from the tapes is dynamic and fresh. Transferred from the original tapes and Remastered by Grammy award winning engineer Frank Merritt. Presented with beautiful artwork and packaging to match the sonics. This is the music as it should be heard.