Biko – Peter Gabriel & Playing For Change

In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to bring the message of Peter Gabriel’s “Biko” back to the forefront, 40 years after its initial release. Inspired by the death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko while in police custody, this song’s relevance still holds true with the unfortunate police brutality that continues to take place in the USA, Nigeria and many places around the world.
More than 25 musicians from seven countries join Gabriel for this global rendition to share a message of unity, peace, and hope, including Beninese vocalist and activist Angélique Kidjo, Silkroad’s Yo-Yo Ma, and bass legend Meshell Ndegeocello.

Playing For Change

South-African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was murdered in police custody in 1977.

Old African Music

Angélique Kidjo – Voodoo Chile

Aka Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

A very personal cover of this Jimi Hendrix classic in 1998, with no guitars…


With Buddy Guy

Original version


Yemi Alade Feat. Angelique Kidjo – Shekere

With plenty of Maasai warriors…

Nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2021.