Independence Cha Cha


Check out Congolese rapper Baloji remake of “Siku Ya Baadaye / Le jour d’après (Indépendance cha-cha). This independence anthem was originally composed by the late Joseph Kabasele Tshamala (Grand Kalle) and Nicolas ” Dr. Nico” Kassanda of L’ African Jazz and first performed at the Round Table conference in Belgium. In 1960 it was adopted as the independence anthem for the nationalist movement in the ‘Belgian’ Congo, and became a popular anthem for newly independent states throughout Africa during the early 1960s.
Directed by Spike and Jones, Baloji’s video was shot in the “Bon marché” (Barumbu) neighbourhood in Kinshasa and features the late Wendo Kolosoy’s backing band.

LE JOUR D’APRES / SIKU YA BAADAYE (INDEPENDANCE CHA-CHA) from BALOJI on Vimeo.

Here is the original version performed by L’African Jazz:

Find out more on Baloji’s official website: www.baloji.com

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