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Video: Fela's artist Lemi discusses his famous covers

In the midst of the Fela revival, Lemi, who created over 30 of Fela Kuti's original album covers, discusses the stories behind the music.


In the midst of the Fela revival, Lemi, who created over 30 of Fela's original album covers, discusses the stories behind the music, and what's really going on in those pictures. Lemi has chosen two of his favorites for a VERY limited pressing, available from Knitting Factory Records.

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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