There is without a doubt still a strong element of tribalism in a lot of African countries.
I am not referring to the negative meaning of the word, as it is often used in western media to trivialise political disputes in African countries. I am talking about the strong sense of cultural identity, of being linked by a common or shared tradition. This is what links Debonheur to Franco.
And that's more than likely the reason why Debonheur is singing in their native Kikongo language about his fellow Bakongo (or should I write "Kongo"?) on this wonderfully raw cassette.
EDIT (March 4, 2010): extra link