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The Newly Relaunched Fela Kuti Site

The new Fela Kuti website boasts a number of in-depth features including articles and a new Brian Eno playlist of his favorite Fela songs.


The king of afrobeat has a new digital home at the relaunched Fela Kuti website. The new official site boasts a number of in-depth features including articles about the influence of Fela on other musical legends, a short biography by Carlos Moore (author of Fela: This Bitch Of A Life), an obituary written by Fela's longtime manager Rikki Stein, a complete discography, exclusive videos and photos, an events page for afrobeat-related events, a new Brian Eno playlist of his 5 favorite Fela Kuti songs and a new online shop.

"This website is a homage to Fela, telling his story through the eyes of those who knew and loved him, from near or far," a statement reads. "Anecdotes, blogs, features, photographs, videos, memorabilia and his music; powerful, ever-present, effervescent. Timeless symphonic funky epitaphs to his genius and his humanity. At his funeral one million people chanted 'Fela will live forever!' How right they were!"

Visit Fela.net and the Regular Trademark store. Use the discount code OKAYFELA for 15% off all orders! Watch a video from the new Fela site below. #YeahYeah

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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