Monday, September 22 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.
Wednesday, February 26 2003
Fela's emergence fits the profile of what has come to be known as the Gramscian or organic intellectual.
Friday, March 29 2013
Knitting Factory's second Fela Kuti retrospective is no less vital, gripping, or essential than the first.
Wednesday, January 6 2010
A thorough document of the greatest moments of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.
Monday, November 29 2004
Sunday, January 1 1995
Thursday, December 17 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 life…
Wednesday, April 1 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.
Thursday, March 19 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…