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Saluting The Black President Fela Kuti in London w/ Ginger Baker & Tony Allen!

Fela Kuti lives on at the upcoming London tribute concert with Ginger Baker, Tony Allen and more!


Fela Kuti lives! Knitting Factory Records and London concert promoters AGMP have put together an incredible roster of artists for the upcoming Saluting The Black President FELA KUTI concert. The show will feature a slew of legendary musicians Fela worked with as well a batch of artsits that simply wanted to express their respect — the lineup includes Cream/Blind Faith drummer and Fela collaborator Ginger Baker (drummer and Fela collaborator), afrobeat percussion pioneer and Fela's drummer Tony Allen, Fela's keyboardist Dele Sosimi, plus a crop of Fela-inspired young guns like Afrikan Boy and Blak Twang.

All the performers will offer their interpretations of Fela songs and will collectively contribute to a special night aided by the backing grooves of Dele Sosimi and his Afrobeat Orchestra. The show goes down Friday, May 17 at the venue 229. Join the party on the facebook event and GRAB TICKETS now! For some inspiration check out KFR's recent The Best of the Black President 2 compilation and this recently unearthed footage of Fela performing live in Paris, 1984 (below). See all additional info in the flyer above and check out details on the Paris show in the flyer below!

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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