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Fela! Here Comes the Black President
21 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM
Great art such as Fela! inspires us to make the choices we need to make, and not give up our responsibilities because it is easier to allow someone else to make decisions for us.
Still a Riot Goin' On: Fela Kuti, Celebrity Gramscians, and the AIDs Crisis in Africa
25 Feb 2003 // 7:00 PM
Fela's emergence fits the profile of what has come to be known as the Gramscian or organic intellectual.
Various: Nigeria Freedom Sounds!: Popular Music and the Birth of Independent Nigeria 1960-1963
22 Aug 2016 // 3:12 AM
This new Soul Jazz Records set is pure listening pleasure and a perfect jumping off point for listeners curious about popular music beyond Europe and North America.
The Elder Statesman of Afrobeat Opens Up
13 Nov 2013 // 9:05 PM
In Tony Allen's new autobiography, we get a glimpse into the life and times of the man behind the kit, as well as fascinating insights into the tumultuous rise of Fela Kuti & the Afrika 70 to stardom.
This is Fela Kuti's Time
16 Dec 2009 // 10:00 PM
You may have heard that Fela Kuti is now on Broadway. No really I’m not sure what to make of a musical celebrating the
Old Skewl B.S. aka Morality Police Bite
31 Mar 2009 // 9:18 PM
Artists continually suffer for refusing to bow to the morality police. Yet, like this Kentuckian, we are all Unbridled Spirits, refusing to conceit to itty bitty morality pity. It’s a shame that one has to chant louder, write faster, read quicker, exercise harder, know more and listen with more compassion, isn’t it? Naw, that’s just old skewl.
Broadway musical and album reissues spark a Fela Kuti resurgence
23 Feb 2010 // 5:00 AM
LOS ANGELES — His sound is unmistakable: insistent, trance-like rhythms spiraling out of songs that sometimes run longer than 20 minutes; a biting and fluid horn section