We were blessed to have one of the world's best bands grace the American stage for the first time ever. Benin's long-running musical institution Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou played as part of the Lincoln Center Festival on July 11, 2010. They were spot on and got everyone up out of their seats. Thanks to all who made it happen!
Here's what Jon Parales of the NY Times had to say.
(Photos by Mary Schmaling)