When: September 22-24, 1974

Where: Kinshasa, Zaire (DRC)

Originally conceived as a promotional event for the championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. After Foreman was injured, the event went on, presenting and promoting racial and cultural solidarity between African-American and African peoples. Performers came from across the USA and Africa, including James Brown, Bill Withers, BB King, Miriam Makeba and Tabu Ley Rochereau.

Further Reading:

Cagnolari, Vladimir. “Zaire 74: Africa and the Black Americas reunited in Kinshasa.” Pan African Music. September 23, 2020.

Caribe All Stars Productions CAS. “History of Zaire 74 The Music Festival.” May 16, 2020.