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The opening minutes of the excellent 2007 documentary, “Sur les traces du Bembeya Jazz,” about the great Guinean group, Bembeya Jazz. The intro is brilliant for showing the band members in their prime (in 1979) and now years later. [I had the pleasure of seeing them play in London around 2003. They still had it.]

Below is a clip of them performing in 1979:


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Further Reading

The culture wars are a distraction

When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.