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PBS Honors Fela’s Legacy As The ‘Black President’

If you unfortunately found yourself like me and was too tired from the daily grind to tune into PBS' special on Fela Kuti "Black President" from their Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders series this past Monday, then you're in luck. Although the video below is just a teaser, the full episode can be viewed here. It's an interesting one, especially since it also focuses on Fela's youngest son Seun Kuti who is carrying his father's musical legacy. The documentary also shows the birthplace of Afrobeat, the Kalakuta Republic. Did I also mention that Fela is gracing the cover of Wax Poetics this month? Get your revolutionary spirit on and immerse yourself in some Afrobeat below to shake the winter chill away.


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  • http://cjayconrod.com cjayconrod

    I was watching this on PBS World this morning (digital television ROCKS!). I got hip to Fela in the last year or so, but I love his music.



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