Africa & Middle East
Star Feminine Band
Star Feminine Band (Born Bad Records)
Aged between ten and 17, these seven young women from Benin were assembled via a call-out for talent on a local radio station. The resulting album could have been a cheap gimmick – but instead it proved to be a glorious global-pop fusion of voodoo rhythms, highlife and Congolese rumba with trace elements of psychedelia and garage-rock.