Zaire 74 was a three-day live music festival that took place on September 22 to 24, 1974 at the 20th of May Stadium in Kinshasa. Now Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The concert, conceived by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. And record producer Stewart Levine.Was meant to be a major promotional event for the heavyweight boxing championship match between Muhammad Ali. Known as The Rumble in the Jungle. When an injury forced Foreman to postpone the fight by six weeks, the festival's intended audience of international tourists was all but eliminated and Levine had to decide whether or not to cancel the event. The decision was made to move forward, and 80,000 people attended. In addition to promoting the Ali-Foreman fight, the Zaire 74 event was intended to present and promote racial and cultural solidarity between African American.
Thirty one performing groups, 17 from Zaire and 14 from overseas, performed. Featured performers included top R&B and soul artists from the United States such as James Brown.
As well as prominent African performers such as Miriam Makeba. Other performers included Celia Cruz.
On the flight back, Dakar to New York, James signed a note on Air Afrique stationary, (8.5" x 11"). Thanks for being so kind. And now, I think I like a DC8 (smiles). I acquired this personal note last year in France from Captain Caraguel's son.He recalled how happy his father was to fly James back home. This unique piece of history is fully certified as authentic. The stationary is a bit worn, and has some browning, but the signature and spirit of the occasion shines though beautifully. WE DO GREAT RECORDS AT GREAT PRICES! With friendly, hassle-free service too.. We use only authentic record mailers, and over-sized ones at that, to be sure no corners get damaged. --For Used Records: We remove the record from the cover, and place it in another jacket for the journey to your house.
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