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Film: Fela Lives! Elder's Corner Tribute To Fela Kuti


Siji, filmmaker behind the Nigerian music documentary Elder's Coner, put together this video tribute to afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti as an ode to the man's birthday last Saturday, October 15. Fela would've turned 73. In Siji's own words:

Fela meant many things to those who knew him both up close and from afar. To some he was a rebel, rabble-rouser, lady killer, human rights activist, musical pioneer, GENIUS! His music and philosophies continue to inspire and astound listeners many years after his untimely passing. Here's what a few of his many peers and admirers [including Roy Ayres, Rich Medina, Osunlade, and Wunmi] had to say about the man, his myth and of course, his music.

You can still lend your support to the historical documentary on Nigerian music Elder's Corner over at their Kickstarter.

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21 Amapiano Songs By Artists From Outside South Africa To Stream Right Now

21 amapiano songs from Nigeria, the UK, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania to stream right now.

By now, it's an open secret that amapiano is being produced outside of South Africa where it originates. Nigerian producers and artists, mostly, have embraced the sound and are creating and releasing their own interpretations of amapiano and amapiano-inspired songs.

The songs have resulted in cross-cultural sounds and collaborations that, in their own way, serve to unite, celebrate and foster an exchange of the electrifying music scenes that exist throughout the continent. As a result, these fusions have seen a number people casually refer to them as "Afropiano, Afro-amapiano etc" or "gengepiano" (gengetone with amapiano).

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