FRANKOSUN AND THE FAMILY - ELOSSA05 EP
Hailing from Benin, Oladele Franck Komolou, founded the band Frankosun And The Family in Helsinki 2013. Since then, the band has conquered peoples hearts with their amazing music, shows and energy. Heavily influenced by the rhythms and history of the Nago.
The word “Nago” derives from the word “Anago”, a term Fon-speaking people use to describe Nago – Yoruba speaking people residing in Benin. The Nago–Yoruba community is characterized by the masked dance called Guèlèdè – a special dance rich in songs, music, epic and lyrical poems under the rhythms, and sounds of tam-tams.
The band excellently combines 70’s and 80’s style beninese and nigerian afrobeat with afrofunk and afrorock.
The awaited debut album “Frankosun And The Family” will be released in spring 2020 in vinyl and digital formats.