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Thursday, 23 May 2013

When Akala met Seun.

A fantasic interview that provides good insight on the views of Seun Kuti son of the legendary Fela Kuti.
Creator of Afrobeat.

A: Do you think it is the role of the artist to promote change?

SK: Yes, absolutely. If you look at the French revolution or the civil rights movement, you realize that the arts played a big role. But now you have this music they are calling Afro-beat, whereas until a year ago it would have been called Afro-pop! They are trying to use Fela’s name to do something he would never have approved of.
Read the rest here.

When Akala met Seun -- New Internationalist



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