Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Peter Gabriel “Shaking the Tree”
Time once again for (the triumphant return of) our usual midday Wednesday feature.
Peter Gabriel is one of the most eclectic and prolific artists in the world of popular music today. This is an excerpt from his 1993 “Secret World Live” tour, filmed in Modena, Italy. It won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.
The original 1989 music video of this number features the acclaimed Senegalese singer-songwriter Youssou N'Dour. In this performance, Gabriel is joined by American singer-songwriter Paula Cole ("Where Have All The Cowboys Gone," 1997). The performers dance in a circle as they sing the chorus.
“Souma Yergon, Sou Nou Yergon, We are shakin’ the tree.”