Libya is not the first place that springs to mind as a hot-ticket destination. Who better to explore the mysteries of present-day Libya than our roving world-music reporter Marco Werman? And what better way to get inside the country than to tag along with the 10,000 astronomy enthusiasts who descended on Libya earlier this year to watch the solar eclipse?
In this Rough Cut, producer Camille Servan-Schreiber and reporter Marco Werman go to Paris to talk to a multitude of rappers -- some successful, some rapping in their living rooms -- to find out what lay at the heart of last year's riots and how this anger has been expressed in today's rap rebellion.
The music of Antibalas is party music, but it s innately political. What does that mean for a band that is trying to bushwhack its way through the tangled world of today s music industry? It means they live the Afrobeat lifestyle from the streets of Brooklyn to the Broadway stage. The band s Nigerian-born lead singer Amayo and trumpet player Jordan McLean share their experiences with Marco Werman.
One of Senegal's best known guitarists, Jimi Mbaye has been playing with Youssou N'Dour since 1979 when they launched the 'Super Etoile' band in Dakar. In this video extra, Jimi talks to Marco Werman about Jimi Hendrix and plays a song he wrote for Youssou called 'Birima.'
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