AFRICAN VIDEOS


Two clips of Bembeya Jazz from a Belgian documentary, posted by the director: First clip Second clip

CONGO

Franco & OK Jazz, featuring Sam Mangwana doing "Toyeba yo".

Lita Bembo & Stukas Boys, doing Nale, and "Mobutu." This is the best bit of Voix du Zaire TV you are ever likely to see, quality of picture as well as music. Too bad it's about that sh*thead dictator, however they had to keep their daily gig by kissing up to the boss. If you get a chance check out the whole smoking 8-song set, especially "Credo." It's out on DVD in Europe with a set by Trio Madjesi.

30 seconds of Kiamuangana Verckys back in the day, playing with his Orchestre Vévé

Soki Vangu and Bella Bella doing Petit Zizina!

Nyboma, introduced by Pepe Kalle, doing Doublé, Doublé before a very staid sit-down audience in Abidjan!

Kékélé [left] from "Soundcheck at Momo's"


BAOBAB

Orchestre Baobab playing "Pape Ndiaye" on LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND.

And here they play "Ndeleng ndeleng"

And, from the 2003 "At the End of the World" festival (in France, of course), doing "On Verra ca."

"Utru horas" live.

CABO VERDE

Sara Tavares doing "Bom Feeling" live on Dutch TV.

Ferro Gaita, doing "Rei di Tabanka, live in Praia.

Lura, doing "Oh Naia"

MALI

Oumou Sangare doing "Wayeina" in the Roll Back Malaria concert.

Rokia Traore at WOMAD

Rokia doing "Mbifo"

Issa Bagayogo's slick video for "Dambalou"

Ramata Diakite, also from Mali, singing "Sigui"

I found some gems on YouTube, like this brilliant performance of "Massanga" by Lokassa ya M'Bongo.

Here is an astounding discovery -- footage of Docteur Nico in a surprise performance with L'Afrisa of Rochereau. He must have needed the dough to patch up his quarrel. This comes from a fantastic blog called, appropriately, World Service which also has clips of OK Jazz and other wonders and rarities, including Alou Fané and Super Djata Band performing at the Angouleme Festival in 1984, and Les Ambassadeurs in concert.

EAST AFRICA

Lastly, is this Bongo Flava or Hippy Hoppy-- or Tanzanian Reggaeton? TMK Wanaume doing Dar to Moro.