With Groupe RTD, meaning Groupe Radiodiffusion-Télévision de Djibouti, Ostinato Records succeeded in releasing the very first album outside the borders of Djibouti. Djibouti - located in the Horn of Africa and bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia - is a country of less than 1 million people where every band (!) is state-owned. The nine-member Groupe RTD serves as the regular house band of the radio and television station RTD. Now on tour in Europe for the first time with their acclaimed album 'The Dancing Devils of Djibouti' and exclusively in AB on 28/06.
If you want to delve into the wonderful story of Groupe RTD, be sure to read these articles:
How New York’s Ostinato Records use music to change minds:
Groupe RTD: The Dancing Devils of Djibouti: