There was a time when Salif Keita didn't feel too happy in his own country. The reason for this unhappiness was a concert in Ségou with Les Ambassadeurs. And this was the song that caused the trouble.
The public started throwing stones and the band had to run for their lives.
Quite a contrast to the concert I saw in Amsterdam, where the public, ignorant of the significance of this song, kept asking for more, after Salif had sung this ode to Guinean president Ahmed Sekou Touré.
EDIT: I have shortened the video very slightly so it will fit within the parameters of YouTube. So if you prefer YouTube, you can find the video here.
Don Covay – Super Dude I Mercury 1973
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