Ladysmith Black Mambazo
“Hello My Baby”
From Simon’s Graceland Tour, live.
From Paul Simon’s Graceland Africa Concert in Zimbabwe
A group formed by the sons of Joseph Shabalala
Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs the Alphabet Song with Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street
Drums and Other
Ghanaian drum-dance ensemble with from and atumpan drums
Festival Louisiane Performance
Featuring from, atumpan, dancing, etc.
Toumani Diabate Plays the Kora
A closeup video
Singing starts about a minute into the video
A mbira group in Zimbabwe. A good video, but the instruments behind calabash are not visible.
Africa Festival 2006
A performance of Stella Chiwese
Seckou Keita Quartet
Short video, good quality, jeliya jazz.
More traditional jeliya-style music.
Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal
A young Toumani Diabate, kora, with Danny Thompson on bass. From a documentary.
Short Live Clip
Group includes bala and djembe player, but this clip is just of solo kora.
Kora-harp duet with Toumani on kora.
Toumani Diabate demonstrates polyphonic texture of kora music: bass, accompaniment, solo improvisation.
Angelique Kidjo/Mamadou Diabate
Mamadou Diabate concert with Noah Jarrett on bass.
Mamadou Diabate group live at the Grassroots Festival in New York. Traditional jeliya performance, but the footage is imperfect. Bala can be heard nicely.
Kidjo talks about her music and background.
Live at the Live 8 concert in England.
“Black Ivory Soul”
Short documentary promo about Kidjo. Interview footage, clips from the album. Includes recording session of “Okan Bale” and Dave Matthews in “Iwoya.”
Kidjo live at Newport Folk Festival, 2006