The self-imposed isolation of the Shrine bore considerable fruit. Fela was able to define his music on his own terms. This
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"As musicians, we are constantly just writing music every day in the studio. Then once in a while we get an itch to put out a body of work. For me the itch came back after I ran for President of Haiti and went through the fire and came back home."
The Lagos Music Salon: Chats with Somi, Nir Felder and Cyrille Aimée, Plus Sachal, Mishka Shubaly and Isabel Rose Exclusives
After speaking to her uncle Hugh Masekela, Somi decided that she wanted to go to Lagos, Nigeria, a trip that inspired her new album, The Lagos Music Salon.
While it isn't surprising that such an inventive and innovative lyricist would so multi-faceted, up until now Tariq Trotter has always been very private. With his recent foray into the fashion world, however, he is opening up and allowing us a rare glimpse inside.
Even I had to admit, as fascinated as I was about Africa, that I feared it more and had no urgent desire to visit the land in which society tells me I am a descendent of. Fear of the unknown had wiped away any desire in me that might have been fostered.
After landing success as a Tony award-winning Broadway musical, the story chronicling the life and times of groundbreaking
The release of Alex Gibney's new documentary on the late Nigerian pop star Fela Kuti spurred me to sift through my own personal journalistic archives to find an audiotaped interview I conducted with Fela in 1986. And here it is.
If you've never had the chance to experience this particular dance company, there is no time like the present to discover what I already know: There is nothing like it.
'Fela!': Detroit Music Hall Welcomes Musical Celebrating Nigerian Musician And Activist Fela Kuti (PHOTOS)
Nelson says it's not just Fela's music that's echoed in Detroit, but his political activism and strong spirit. Nelson especially
Any stage show that attempts to conjure the spirit and spectacle of Fela Anikilapo Kuti had better be good, and the award-winning play Fela! certainly lives up to the legend.
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Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson
Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.