There’s a lot of awful stuff going on in the world in the moment. I started looking for music from some of the more troubled zones, as a reminder that there’s more to Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Liberia, Sierra Leone, etc. than war, disease and disaster …. but I ran out of time and just went for a song I know and love. Maybe King Sunny Ade will cheer you up too.
This is one of my favourite songs, so it’s a treat to have found a live version — he is so exuberant. I wish I’d been at this party! Actually, if you want some more fun, you can check out the post on Liberian music I wrote last year. I called it Liberia Bounces Back, a reference both to the Liberians’ resilience after civil war, and to some very bouncy music and dance. I hope that Liberians bounce back from ebola very soon. You can help make this happen by donating to Medicins Sans Frontieres.