Podcast: Rendez-Vous à Bobo – A Rendez-Vous with Independence (August 2020)

2020 marks 60 years since independence for 17 African countries. For his latest Rendez-Vous à Bobo, Rhythm Passport’s Lucas Keen revisits 1960 sometimes known as ‘The Year of Africa’ to explore the euphoria and cultural renaissance of the epoch that followed via music from Nigeria, Congo, Burkina Faso and Mali.



  • Ikenga Superstars of Africa – African Unity
  • Grand Kalle – Independence Cha Cha
  • Volta Jazz – Bi Kamelou
  • Super Rail Band – Mansa


Photo ©: Malick Sidibe – Nuit de Noel (1963)