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Gnonnas Youssou Pierre (Gnonnas Pedro), singer, trumpeter and saxophonist: born Lokossa, Benin 10 January 1943; (three sons, four daughters); died Cotonou, Benin 12 August 2004.
The late-blooming singer and musician Gnonnas Pedro achieved world-wide fame when he joined the African salsa supergroup Africando in 1996. But he had been well known in his hometown of Cotonou, Benin, since becoming active on the music scene there in the early 1960s.
He has been described as a jack-of-all-trades for his many talents, which included…
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