Video

Okayafrica TV: D'Angelo x ?uestlove 'Africa' Live at Brooklyn Bowl

Watch D'Angelo and Questlove perform a stripped-down yet richly-textured rendition of "Africa" live at Brooklyn Bowl.


You probably already got word of the magic that rained down on Brooklyn Monday night when D'Angelo and our jefe ?uestlove stepped on stage at BK Bowl to deliver a stripped-down, yet richly-textured, master course on what can be accomplished with just a drum kit, keyboard and voice. For those who wanted to be there, and the lucky ones that were there and want to relive it, Okayafrica TV captured the Soulquarian brothers' rendition of Voodoo closing track "Africa" — a homage to D'Angelo's son turned philosophical tribute to the continent, heritage and God (which is coincidently ?uesto's favorite track off that classic LP). Watch the performance below and, for more from last night's show, check out a review, photo re-cap and live video on Okayplayer. See D'Angelo sporting our Punk Fela tee below the video, which you can grab here!

[embed width="620"][/embed]

Video credits:

Producer + Editor: Allison Swank

Videographers: Myo Campbell + Nelson Mandela Nance

News Brief
Getty Images

Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Black Motion, Blxckie x Nasty C and more