In recent days many of our readers have requested analysis of the Greek/Euro crisis and how
File under: excellent news. Details.
Margaret Thatcher died yesterday. Or the day before maybe, I don’t know. At any rate, Thatcher
They just don’t make ‘em like they used to, at least when it comes to Nigerian
I was just over a thousand miles away from the action in Freetown, watching my Twitter
The Yoruba have a word–tutu–for cool. Robert Farris Thompson describes it in his book Flash of
“Halleluja.” Ghanaian-Swiss OY breaks down hair politics over some church loop. Next: Ghanaian-Canadian singer-songwriter Kae Sun’s
The first time I heard about rapper Youngsta (government name Riyadh Roberts) was during Public Enemy’s
What happens? An 8-track remix compiled from “… dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist
Seun Kuti (28 year old son of Fela), playing Brooklyn next month, talk to Wax Poetics
http://vimeo.com/22227829 Roy Ayers played and recorded with Fela Kuti (here‘s an example) and he has reinvented
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JJnE0GrF0A&w=500&h=307&rel=0] Fela Kuti works for Lebron James. I can only imagine what Fela would have said
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHU8xEwUSCg&w=500&h=307&rel=0] The Fela revival–lawsuits and all–in New York City rolls on. This time it’s a new
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu1GLwkOoyA&w=500&h=307&rel=0] I am not sure what to make of this. Bill T Jones (creator of the
[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/12805536 w=500&h=281] By the cast of the Broadway musical Fela!. Not bad. Via Knitting Factory Records.
[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/11115955 w=500&h=317] Some of us will be a bit preoccupied with, you know, the biggest event
Some critics went after Bill T Jones for his musical portrayal of the king of Afrobeat,
* I just got the Wax Poetics Africa Issue in the mail. Though the issue may
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4i_JgkV0-Q&w=480&h=295] He liked it and thinks its “genius.” Video by Afropop.
Last week The New York Times published an odd piece of writing by one its theater