Sunday, September 21 2008
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.
Tuesday, February 25 2003
Fela's emergence fits the profile of what has come to be known as the Gramscian or organic intellectual.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
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.
Thursday, March 28 2013
Knitting Factory's second Fela Kuti retrospective is no less vital, gripping, or essential than the first.
Tuesday, January 5 2010
A thorough document of the greatest moments of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.
Sunday, November 28 2004
Saturday, December 31 1994
Wednesday, December 16 2009
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
Tuesday, March 31 2009
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.
Wednesday, March 18 2009
When change is upon us and we need media most, more and more traditional media outlets will simply pick up and disseminate what fewer and fewer folks have placed on the corporate-filtered news wire. Luckily, my new White House friend is as funky as you wanna be.
Tuesday, February 23 2010
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