April 20, 2009

Fela Kuti – The afrobeat ‘president’


‘AIDS is the illness of white man’ said Fela Kuti, a Nigerian singer, keyboard, sax and trumpet player, before his death, caused by the Acquired Inmunodeficiency Syndrome. Kuti, the creator of the Afrobeat rythm, never accepted that this disease was a result of his sexual promiscuity.

Sorrow Tears and blood

Fela Kuti was a human rights defender and a candidate for president of Nigeria two times, representing the Movement of the People (MOP). He was always a rebel during the dictatorship of Nigeria. Without fear, he mocked the servile attitude of the Nigerian army in his 1997 album called ‘Zombie’. After that, the soldiers destroyed his neighborhood, hit and raped women there. Fela´s mom died in this attack.

Teacher Don't teach Me No Nonsense

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