Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble takes the sounds of Benin, the homeland of Voodoo, and combines them with soulful songwriting, jazzy improvisations and funky beats.
Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble has been touring in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Benin, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Canada.
The music is written by the band's lead vocalist/percussionist Noël Saïzonou and guitarist Janne Halonen. The name of the band refers to their hometowns, which are over 6000 km apart.
Currently the band is preparing to take it's unique yet intriguing musical cocktail to the next level, as the guys are finalizing their 4th album. Bafe's Factory is proud to announce the upcoming release of HCE's brand new studio recording, scheduled to come out spring 2018!