Little Richard waxes lyrical about the electric atmosphere at The Apollo Theatre and modestly describes himself as a very hard act to follow. From the 1985 Arena documentary The Apollo Story (Part Two)
The infamous bad-boy rockstar on leave from the Priory bigs up his rehab centre, the UK Probabtion Service and Metropolitan Police before performing 'Gin and Teacups' at a festival. Filmed by Ashtar Alkhirsan and a highlight of her brilliant and troubling portrait film Arena: Pete Doherty.
Excerpted from Arena: Cool (2009) this clip of Dizzy Gillespie the great 'Jazz Ambassador' features exsquisit film footage of Dizzy playing Tin Tin Deo intercut with archive footage from around the troubled world of the 1960s.
Extract from the Rhythms of The World programme The Rolling Stones in Morocco which shows The Stones as they meet Moroccan musicians and make recordings of traditional piping and drumming for their track Continental Drift.
The Mahotella Queens stun a 1989 Johannesburg audience with their pumping track Hush and Listen and an eye-bogglingly fantastic dance routine. Taken from the BBC Arena Rhythms of The World: The Indestructable Beat of Soweto