AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Femi Kuti

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Edutainment Industrial-Complex

The ONE organization (it counts one of Warren Buffett’s sons as well as Bono, Sheryl Sandberg, Condoleezza Rice, Nigeria’s unpopular finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, among its leadership) dropped a new African pop star powered video this past week:

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Can documentary film as a genre do justice to the astounding life of Fela Kuti?

Documentary films truncate an entire life into fleeting bursts of exuberance and somber moments. Any moments that exist in between, however significant they are, are left out completely or brushed over. In making a documentary, on any...

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Music Break

Asked by Artforum Magazine about “The Best Music of 2010″ the Afrobeat bandleader Femi Kuti listed the reissue of Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” as his second favorite: “My father had a copy of Bitches Brew but it...

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Music Break

Femi Kuti and his band strip it down for La Blogothèque, some hours before they got on stage at the Bellevilloise earlier this year. Not sure what I like most here: the band braving the cold, the...

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

How come the richest continent has the poorest people?

Femi Kuti knows.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Femi Kuti speaks on politics and Afrobeat

Femi Kuti speaking on politics and Afrobeat; interviewed in San Francisco earlier this year. Via Spin Earth.