Zaire ’74: How a Pan-Continental Funk Fest Soundtracked Muhammad Ali

Few expected the over-the-hill Muhammad Ali (age 32) to prevail over George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle in 1974. And the musical sideshow that preceded it, an ambitious three-day international festival called Zaire ’74, seemed likewise headed for a brutal beatdown in the hours and days leading up to showtime. Read more at Rolling Stone…

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