Monday, March 3, 2008

DR Congo's version of music videos-Awilo Longomba



The Congolese are some of the most gifted musicians on the continent. They popularised their music and modernised it way before the most of Africa. Their music is fine but their videos are still shocking to most traditional Africans. The butt exposures on TV especially though gaining more acceptance where initially a shock to Eastern Audiences. Though some African cultures are more comfortable with nudity than others one can not help but wonder if some of the influences come from hip hop videos.

This particular artist is one of Congo's best and he is extrememly talented.
I am curious to hear the reactions from an American audience especially at this time when there are anti mysoginist campaigns.