By :
With :
Papa WEMBA, youssou NDOUR, Oumou SANGARE, Lokua KANZA, Ray LEMA
Congo (Democratic Republic), 2004
52 min
When African music conquered Europe during the 1980s, stars like Papa Wemba, Youssou N’dour and Lokua Kanza paved the way for future artists in their own ways.
When artists like Papa Wemba, from what was previously known as Zaire and today the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Senegalese singer Youssou N’dour toured the Western world with musicians from Africa and Europe, others, like Lokua Kanza – also from Zaire - stayed on the continent where he recorded his music. 

Despite becoming a world-renowned star, N’dour did not forget about his colleagues and the music scene back home. Involved both in production and artist promotion, he was instrumental in bringing musicians like Kora-winning guitarist Cheikh Lô and younger talents like the rap group “Jantbi” to the world’s attention.

Through interviews with the artists who paved the way for others, and excerpts from live concerts, the story of music festivals like the French Africolor. Revisit the African 80’s !