I've been reading all types of articles in the past few weeks in trying to keep up with the violence that erupted in Kinshasa, lead by Jean-Pierre Bemba's security in late March.
Here are some updates on that situation:
BBC News: Opposition leader leaves DR Congo
Afrol.com: UN Helps Bemba leave Congo-Kinshasa
A few days ago as I searched for songs by Faya Tess (Mbilia Bel's reason for breaking ties with Tabu Ley; I couldn't find any articles on her. Any information on her is welcomed) I found the song "Bana" a duet between herself and Lokua Kanza. Bana (which means "Children" in Lingala) is a song about the trials many children are facing on the Continent and what is needed to ensure their futures aren't doomed. I'm not sure if this song is on a Faya Tess or Lokua Kanza release but it is featured on Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa compilation. I was so moved by the beauty of the song I decided to put some new software I had to work and made a lil' video using pictures I saved off google, www.slide.com, and Broadcaster StudioPRO. Guy has spoken on the major issue of child soldiers in the Congo (and other parts of Africa) so I wanted to incorporate that into the video. Warning though some of the pictures are rather heart wrenching (no blood).
Faya Tess & Lokua Kanza: Bana
I'm still working on my next entry in the series of entries following the career of Zaiko Langa Langa and Pepe Felly Manuaku so hold tight. Until next time...Peace