Filmed on location in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Armando Brazzos and Petit Pierre are the only survivors of the legendary Congolese rumba band “African Jazz” that traveled to Brussels in 1960 to entertain the Congolese politicians participating in the political negotiations for the Independence of what was known at that time as the Belgian Congo. On that trip, the Congolese band lead by singer Joseph Kabasele, Dr. Nico on lead guitar, Dechaud on rhythm guitar, Roger Izeidi on maracas, Armando Brazzos on bass, Petit Pierre on percussion and Vicky Longomba as a second singer, created and recorded the song that became the independence anthem in most of the countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa; “Independance Cha Cha”. This is a short piece about how this song was created.

Client: United Nations
Directed by: Alan Brain
Photographed by: Alan Brain
Produced by: Aime Bassay
Edited by: Alan Brain

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Role: directed, shot, edited.