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African music on film, video and DVD

African music on the screen or home video. A few selected videos and DVDs with some of the stars from the African music scene.

A few chances to explore African rhythms on video or DVD. More films and videos will be added.


Paul Simon: Graceland - The African Concert

A filmed live performance of Paul Simon's legendary Graceland album. The anti-apartheid concert took place in Zimbabwe 1987 and together with Paul Simon on stage is some of Africa's finest musicians including Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela and more.

The songs include: Township Jive, The Boy In The Bubble, Whispering Bells, Bring Him Back Home, Crazy Love, I Know What I Know, Soweto Blues, Under African Skies, Unomathemba, Hello My Baby, Homeless, Graceland, You Can Call Me Al, Stimela, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, N'Kosi Sikeleli Africa and more.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo - In Harmony: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1999)

Concert and interviews with the popular South African group.

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Baaba Maal - Live at Royal Festival Hall (1999)

 

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Cesaria Evora - Live in Paris (2001)

 

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Hugh Masekela - The Homecoming Concert (1999)

 

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Konkombe - The Nigerian Pop Music Scene (1991)

 

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Fela Kuti: Fela In Concert (1981)

 

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Fela Live! Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and the Egypt 80 Band (1981)

 

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Rhythm of Resistance - Black South African Music (1979)

 

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Youssou N'Dour: The World of Youssou N'Dour (2001)

 

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Youssou N'Dour - You Africa [2002]

 

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Ipi Ntombi: An African Dance Celebration (1997)

Ipi Ntobi is an celebrated production with the people who later created the South African dance/music show "Umoja - The Spirit Of Togetherness".

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B.B. King: Live in Africa (1974)

The legendary blues concert at the legendary boxing figth between George Foreman and Mohammed Ali in the middle of Zaire.

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Culture - Live in Africa (2000)

On December 14, 2000, Culture, Burning Spear, and the Wailers all arrived in South Africa to perform three historic shows.

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African musicals / movies with music

Click to learn more about these titles:

Jit (Zimbabwe, 1990)

Sarafina (France, UK, South Africa, USA, 1992)

 

 

 

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