Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

This is Culture


Legendary Ivorian music group Magic System holds mid-flight concert

Legendary Ivorian music group Magic System holds mid-flight concert

Ivory Coast

With a microphone and dancing fans, legendary Ivorian music group Magic System held a mid-flight concert on Ivory Coast’s flagship airline’s new Airbus A320.

The quartet – Salif Asalfo Traoré, Narcisse Goude Sadoua, Étienne Tino Boué Bi, and Adama Manadja Fanny – sang their popular songs including Premier Gaou and Cherie Coco on Tuesday, as part of an event organised by the airline Air Cote d’Ivoire to launch the new airplane.

Passengers sang along to Magic System’s Premier Gaou hit as the group performed to the fans who took the opportunity to record the moment.

The concert was during the inaugural flight of the Airbus A320 from Toulouse in France, via Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou to Abidjan as part of its launching.

On board the plane was Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

The mid-flight show comes ahead of the group’s scheduled three-day concert in Abidjan in August to mark its 20th anniversary.

Award-winning Magic System was formed in 1996 in Abidjan. Their music is centred around the Zouglou genre popular in Francophone Africa.

Air Cote d’Ivoire’s new Airbus A320

Air Cote d’Ivoire said it has purchased five new Airbus A320.

One of the planes was handed over on Monday, July 17 at a ceremony held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France.

The plane landed in Abidjan on Tuesday via Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou.

The new plane, with 16 business class and 132 economy class seats, has wifi connection which is available at a fee.

Air Cote d’Ivoire currently flies to 20 international destinations located in West and Central Africa, and to five domestic destinations.

View more