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Fela

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Blitz The Ambassador Speaks

Blitz The Ambassador talks about the initial reception of his music (“slow”), the musical Fela! (“it made the people more open and made the people understand the larger context”), his early records, his collaboration with Corneille for the track ‘Best I Can’ (“trying to express how I felt about where I’m at”), the future (“I

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Fela In The Low Countries

The “Fela! The Musical” craze hasn’t reached the Low Countries (yet), but that doesn’t stop Dutch ZAM Magazine from including in its latest issue some old, but previously unpublished pictures, of Fela in Paris shot by Anton...

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

The Grammys does Africa

Blogger Bombastic Elements summarizes the African nominees for late February 2011’s Grammy Awards: (Benin) ÕŸÖ – Angelique Kidjo : nominee for Best Contemporary World Music Album Vocal or Instrumental. (Nigeria/ USA) Fela! – Robert Sher,...

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Music Break

South African artist Lesego Rampolokeng, who grew up in Soweto, performing his “Fela Sermon” live in Barcelona in 2003. (If you want to appreciate the full Rampolokeng, I can recommend his album “End Beginnings” with the Kalahari...

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Fela Rolls On

Hot off the heels of Fela! The Musical’s phenomenal 11 Tony Award nominations comes the news (via Deadline New York) that Chiwetel Ejiofor is “formally attached” to play the lead in the Fela biopic slated for release...

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