While I’m not sure whether or not this is the message behind it, I feel I have to say something about Baba’s outfit. All band members were wearing green military shirts that were adorned with four glossy colourful vertical ribbons. To me this reflected the eternal paradox of war-ridden Africa, where somehow the joyfulness of life represented by those colourful materials always manages to get the upper hand. It’s a statement that reflects the indomitable joie de vivre of Africa and as such reflects the lively joyful music of the land very well. Or am I just talking through the back of my neck, right now, given the fact there was actually only one visibly African band member? Anyway, I thought it an interesting theory.