Music from France/Chile – Ana Tijoux

Anamaría Merino Tijoux (born 1977), commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean musician. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. In 2006, she crossed over to the mainstream of Latin pop after her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit “Eres para mí”. Tijoux has often been praised for “exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence.” She gained more widespread recognition following her second solo album, 1977.(wiki)

Here is her song “1977”

Music from Spain – Baccara

Baccara was a very successfull spanish femal vocal duo, formed in 1977. They were well known for their nice pop and eurodance songs. Listen to “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie”, a great piece!

Music from Zimbabwe – Mike Westcott & Leprechaun

Mukumbura is a village in Mashonaland Central province in Zimbabwe. Mukumbura was immortalized in the song, It’s a Long Way to Mukumbura, by Mike Westcott and Leprechaun. The 1977 song was set to the music of “It’s a long way to Tipperary”. It rose to #2 on the Rhodesian hit music charts. The song both expressed, in humorous form, the physical distance to Mukumbura from other parts of the country while also celebrating the contributions made by different branches of the Rhodesian armed forces to the Rhodesian Bush War.