Panaf 2009 opens today

The Panafrican festival opens tonight with a parade in downtown Algiers. Here is the announcement trailer in English:

Recordings from the 1969 festival are finally emerging.

Here is a clip from the parade:

Then a clip from Miriam Makeba live on stage at the August 20th stadium:

And an excerpt from the opening speech by Houari Boumediene, Algerian president at the time:

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