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On a September night in 1974, the wet season was closing down andan encore of rain washed the streets of Monrovia, Liberia; a torrent of skyand trash--discarded slippers, supine roaches, maybe a lost crab. The rainstopped as abruptly as it started, as if a conductor had pressed his fingerstogether and cut the thundering chords, and then a film of humidity stretchedover the city, steaming the downtown party strip that ran from Carey Streetto Broad and Gurley. That night, The Maze--a small discotheque on MechlinStreet--was cramped. Some fifty people, a cut of high society, had gathereddespite the weather; women in draped dresses, men in suits with pocketsquares and bow ties. Nina Simone arrived at midnight, giddy on champagne andin the arms of a Liberian date. By then the umbrellas in the corner had longdried and a mirror ball was sending out spots of light, bleaching the redvelour curtains over and over. The speakers rang with imported soul anddisco: James Brown, The Temptations, twelve-inch records from labels likeMotown's Gordy and Stax. Living for the City. Don't You Worry'Bout a Thing. Not long after Simone walked in, something got toher--the place or the drink, surely--and throwing her head back in laughter,she unfastened the button at her nape, peeled off her dress, and, as the menat the bar clapped and hollered, she danced until sun up, only putting herdress back on to leave. I found another piece, a videotape.
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