As someone who spent a few years deeply obsessed with Fela’s catalog (the vinyl reissues came with trading cards of his wives!), the idea of an off-Broadway musical based on his life threw me for a loop, even with prominent Afrobeat soundalikes Antibalas as the house band. More »
In a morning where I’ve posted about Razorlight and Celine Dion before noon Mountain Standard Time, it feels good to post about something slightly more awesome: Fela Kuti, who would have turned 69 today.
Hey everybody! There’s nothing going on! I feel nothing but guilt and disgust over the near-abusive Britney Spears debacle and never want to read another word about her! Here is some pretty great footage of Fela Kuti live in 1971! More »