Saturday, November 21, 2009

gentlemen of bacongo

when it comes to gracious living under difficult circumstances, the mods and rude boys got nothin' on the congo's sapeurs, dandified gentlemen who pursue their quest for style amid an ongoing war which has killed five and a half million people. kind of like the folks in sarajevo back in '94 who, my buddy jay told me, would dodge snipers and mortar attacks to go hear the symphony. there's even a book about 'em.

after dinner tonight, my sweetie shared the jezebel link above with the congolese fella who's sharing studio space with her. he reciprocated by sharing a coupla youtube vids by congolese soukous/rumba king papa wemba with us.


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