Monday, May 29, 2006

A sign of the changing times

BBC NEWS | Europe | Warning song for Congo migrants:

"A song warning of the dangers faced by illegal migrants in Europe has shot to the top of the music charts in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sans Papiers (No Papers) by Didier 'Bill Clinton' Kalondji tells the story of people saving money to leave their homes for greener pastures in Europe.

Kalondji says people should stay at home, rather than run the risk of being deported even if they reach the west.

But in unstable DR Congo, many people still dream of emigrating."
Now it has been a while since our music stars actually undertook social issues in their songs, in a genuine way. More power to 'Bill Clinton' (both the Congolese singer, and the fmr. US president)!

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