In the versions I watched so far of the Soul Power documentary on the Kinshasa ’74 concert that was held a few weeks before the boxing match between Muhammad Ali & George Foreman (the famous “Rumble in the Jungle”), most of the “local” African artists don’t appear.
I’d never seen this part…
Abeti Masikini was a famous singer in these years.
But watch her brother, Aboumba, play the guitar… Hendrix anyone?
As far as I could read, his music was too revolutionary for the public at the time, and wasn’t understood.