Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fela Kuti and band performing live in 1984

Fela is always fantastic in my book, an inspiration for all times. Dig him and his crew.

African funk magus Fela Kuti and band performing live at the Glastonbury Festival in 1984. The 70 minute film also features a candid interview where Fela talks about discovering his African identity in post-colonial, racist England and how this eventually led to his involvement in Nigerian politics. He also talks about how ideas of “democracy” inspired the song “Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense”, an incredible, 40 minute-plus version of which closes the show:

Thanks, DangerousMinds

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