Paul Simon, Spirit Voices / Cool, Cool River (live), Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, August 9, 2019 (HD)

Paul Simon, Spirit Voices / Cool, Cool River (live), Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, August 9, 2019 (HD)


These next two songs are both from The Rhythm of the Saints album. And that album was a fusion of Brazilian drumming and West African guitar. The guitarist who who played on that album, Vincent Nguini, a brilliant guitarist from Cameroon passed away two years ago, almost three years ago. And… I thought, well, it’ll be… it’ll be impossible to play those songs again without… without Vincent. But… very fortunately for all of us we met an extraordinary West African guitarist from Nigeria. This is Biodun Kuti.

5 comments

  1. Blown away by these two MASTERPIECES performed by TWO GENIUSES IN MUSIC!

    I will send this vid to Biodun Kuti personally because he is a Facebookfriend of mine.

    Thank you very much for uploading this very special part of the entire Paul Simon concert from Oakland 9th August 2019

    Not often posted this particilar part of the concerts during the Paul Simon Homeward Bound Farewell Tour 2018 unfortunately.
    I do not know what the reason is
    Maybe the difficulties of understanding this specific African-Brasilian-Afro-American music and the poems Paul Simon wrote.

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