Events

NYC: Back by Popular Demand - Dub Inc, March 22nd

Dub Inc, the French-afro reggae group from St. Etienne, is back for one night only in NYC, showcasing their latest project, Hors Controle,

Tuesday March 22nd, Dub Inc, the French-afro reggae group from St. Etienne, is back for one night only in NYC, showcasing their latest project, Hors Controle, on their Out of Control tour. Joined by Brown Rice Family, LargeUp's own DJ Gravy and DJ Misbehavior, it seems that Reggae Tuesdays are making a comeback (well they were always big in Providence anyways!). Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm at Drom (85 avenue A).


Interview

Interview: Made Kuti Talks Afrobeat, Activism & Family Legacy

We speak with Made about his debut album and the part he's playing in keeping the Kuti heritage alive.

It's all about happiness for Made Kuti. He wants to spend his entire life making music and living contentedly while doing so. This is why he is living above pressures, people's expectations of what the legendary Fela's grandson should look like and the kind of music he should be making.

"My goal is to attain internal happiness and I know that this can't come externally. It can't come from what people think of me and it can't come from me searching for other people's approval and I understood that long ago."

While he was alive, Fela Anikulapo Kuti—the legendary creator of the afrobeat genre—had bragged multiple times about his immortality and how he would never die. Many had understood his claim to be literal, when he in fact meant that his work and legacy would forever be remembered. Proof of this is a joint album project by Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, son and grandson of the man who is arguably the greatest musician to have emerged from the African continent.

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