Various - Zaire '74-CD-South

Various - Zaire '74


Zaire 74 was the name of the 3 day music festival that proceeded the Heavyweight Championship fight between Mohammad Ali and George Foreman that took place in the autumn of 1974 in Kinshasa Zaire. The festival brought together an array of Americas greatest musical artists performing on the same stage alongside the greatest African artists of that time from the Congo and beyond. Many of the performances of this event are included in the 1996 Academy Award winning documentary feature When We Were Kings - Sadly the African artists are for the most part neglected. Contained in this package are the never before heard recordings of the African artists that appeared at this historic event. It features amazingly vibrant performances by the most iconic figures of the ‰Û÷golden age' of the music of the Congo, appearing in front of an adoring audience of more then 50 thousand fans . Complete sets by: Franco and O.K Jazz, Tabu Ley Rochereau and Afrisa, Abeti Masikini, Abumba Masikini and Band and Orchestre Stukas, Pembe Dance Troupe. Also featured is a magical set by the great Miriam Makeba the ‰Û÷Mama Africa‰Û÷‰۪performing at the very height of her extraordinary powers

2CD - Special book CD with 32 page booklet.

3LP - Triple Vinyl Set.