Videos April 22, 2022
Afropop Cover Videos

The subject of cover songs in African music is vast. For our program of “Afropop Cover Songs,” we made a selection of African musicians covering each other’s work, as on Manu Dibango’s 1994 collaboration album Wakafrika. We also highlight examples of Western artists covering African songs, and African artists covering Western songs. Here are videos of a number of songs featured in our program, and a few others.


"Em'ma," Manu Dibango featuring Salif Keita

"Pata Pata," Somi

“Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” Live, Keziah Jones and Seun Kuti

"Shakalaode," Wganda Kenya

"Sawa Sewalegn.remix," Ziggy Zaga ft. Teddy Yo

"Vulindlela ( Brenda Fassie )," Nela Brown

"Wake Up:" Koffi Olomide & Papa Wemba, Ancy Kiamuangana & Iddo Donatella

"Skokiaan," Louis Armstrong

"Once In A Lifetime," Angelique Kidjo

"Pretty Polly,” Congo Cowboys

"Whole Lotta Love,” Alpha Blondy

“Breaking Down the Door,” Santana feat. Buika

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