Today's song is from one of the most successful african artists ever:
Koffi Olomide - Calvaire.
Though Koffi is a Congolese soukous artist, he is actually Ghanaian. His father is ghanaian and his mom is congolose. I was first introduced to his music while i was in university. We had one of out african nights coming up and some friends of mine from East Africa decided that we would all dance to Koffi Olomide's 'Loi'. These girls - one from Kenya, one from Tanzania and one from Malawi began to wind waists and move and show us what a difference in bodies we had. One of them was full figured and she was actually more of a pleasure to watch than the others. These girls would stand still and their waists and backsides would move as if they were separate appendages. Now of course, it more commonplace with makossa and all but back then, i had never seen anything like it.
I especially love this song because it is pretty mellow and just so easy. My body moves gently and i wonder what is being said in that romantic language - french. Enjoy.
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