El Rego

El Rego

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Pioneering Benin funk and soul musician Théophile Do-Rego, known to most as "El Rego," was born on May 3, 1936 in Porto-Novo, Dahomey. He began his career in music in Burkina Faso as a member of the L'Harmonie Voltaique orchestra. After returning to Dahomey (now Benin) in 1961, Rego formed his first band, La Filda, and then formed his definitive unit, the Commandos, five years later in 1966. Drawing on hard R&B, soul, and funk, Rego & the Commandos blended these American forms w... Read more

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