Video #408 of 1000 – Kidumu Kbido – Mapenzi. For DAY408 of EveryDayMusic on May 13, 2013. Recorded backstage at St. Mary’s Ukranian Catholic Centre on May 11, 2013 in HD (1080p on XA10).

This song started before I was ready, so I pull my chair to the left (in an attempt to get more light on Kidum). I resisted the urge to ask him to start again. As Kidum performed the song, people steadily streamed into the dressing room to listen and by the time we were finished there were over a dozen people in the background singing along. A truly beautiful moment (after the concert) with an African legend.

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Shot by Rod Matheson for EveryDayMusic
Posted with permission of the artist.