Africa Talks to You #6
Scene from 'King Kong.'
Johannesburg -- American and British theater goers are likely to be seeing in the next season or so an all-African jazz opera that is a smash hit in South Africa and could become one in New York and London. The show, called 'King Kong' is based on the real life story of Zulu heavyweight champion Ezekiel Dhlamini who, after being knocked out by a mere middleweight lost his popularity, became a vicious bully, and ended up a murderer. In this scene from the show, African actor-singer Nathan Mdledle, as "King Kong," dances with his gangster-moll girl friend, played by Miriam Makeba, at an illicit liquor den. (1959)