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'The Confused African' Is the New Documentary Series Following Two Musicians As They Return to Uganda

The 8-part series just premiered on Youtube.

The Confused African is a new documentary series—from the creators of 2016's The Pearl of Africa—examining Ugandan society through the explorations of two of the country's musicians, artist and TV personality Ken Daniels and rapper Navio.

Directed by Jonny Von Wallström, the documentary-series aims to offer commentary on immigration, corruption and music from a uniquely Ugandan perspective.

"It started out in 1992 when he joined Swahili Nation that was formed in the 90's by Kenyan brothers Muturi," says Ken Daniels. "A couple of years ago, he decided to move back to Uganda because he felt responsible and wanted to be a part of the change that was happening in the country."


"I think that my political view and world view has changed since I left Uganda. There is a difference between Sweden and Uganda in many ways. Good and bad. Sometimes I feel like a confused African, that's where the title comes from."

The artists is more confident now, than ever in Uganda's future. "What I have realized is that Uganda is not what it used to be. Today, Uganda is in a very good place, the infrastructure and the whole society is improving. In 5 years, I think you will see a big difference," he says.

"I feel like many more people are willing to fight for the right to speak up and change things. It was in a different way before. Back in the days, people didn't do that".

The first of eight episode, premiered today on Youtube, you can watch it below and follow the full series here.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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