Afrobeat Culture Federator

Afrobeat Culture Federator

Fédérateur de la culture Afrobeat - Afrobeat Culture Federator - musiques africaines - African musics

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AFROBEAT MUSIC & DRUMMER TONY ALLEN.

Thursday 27 February 2020 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Brothers, sisters, friends and enemies, since my criticism of the film ‘My Friend Fela’ by Carlos Moore, I have been receiving messages of condemnation from people who believe that both Tony Allen and I are not friends and were never friends hence my criticism of his contribution in the film. As (...)


THE FILM MY FRIEND FELA

Wednesday 19 February 2020 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Thanks to the invitation from Benoît Hické, I finally saw Carlos Moore’s film ‘My Friend Fela’ directed by Joel Zito Araùjo at the La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. The image of Fela presented in the film portraying him as a violent, paranoid and contradictory man, makes me ask the question: is Carlos Moore a (...)


UNKNOWN SOLDIER ANNIVERSARY FEBRUARY 18, 1977 – FEBRUARY 18, 2020.

Monday 17 February 2020 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
The video clip above; Ayawa/Oloruka by Fela Ransme-Kuti and his Koola Lobitos is a live replay of Fela’s musical career at the Afro-Spot for the film Black President. The sound-track of this film was burnt in Kalakuta during the 1977 Nigerian Army attack. As a sign of protest Fela sang in (...)


SEGUN DAMISA MEMORIAL JULY 17, 2006 – JULY 17, 2019.

Wednesday 17 July 2019 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Segun Damisa, leader of the defunct Abuja based afrobeat group: Alkebu-lan and founder, of the Bordeaux based Afrobeat Crusaders died of generalised cancer July 17, 2006 in France. A child of Kalakuta, Segun started his musical apprenticeship as a percussion player at a very young age, when he (...)


LADY

Friday 17 May 2019 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
In the song “LADY” Fela criticised the use of White Western values and standards of feminine beauty in Africa. However to his detractors songs such as this are interpreted as anti-feminist or simply “macho”. To those who really knew him, he was never anti feminist as he was only saying African (...)


ALAGBON CLOSE ANNIVERSARY 30TH APRIL, 1974 – 30TH APRIL, 2019.

Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
30th April 1974, Fela was attending to some guest in his house suddenly some policemen walked into the living room demanding that every one should subject them to on the spot search, they produced a signed warrant by a high court judge authorising the search and they went through the house (...)


UNKNOWN SOLDIER REVISTED FEBRUARY 18, 1977 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Monday 18 February 2019 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
To the unsuspecting mind this song’s title represents a homage to military ‘heroes’, in keeping with world-wide tradition of erecting statues in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in wars. While Fela in his lifetime cannot be described as ‘a good bed-fellow’ of military orientation and approach (...)


SHITHOLE REVOLT - Is this not the best way to give Power to the PEOPLE?

Tuesday 11 December 2018 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Be it Amnesty International, Democracy Now, Occupy Wall Street, Men and Women Rights Movements, Front Line Defenders, International Service for Human Rights, Reporters without Borders, Gay rights, Lesbian rights, etc. One point all these organizations, share in common is the fight for justice! (...)


KALAKUTA SHOW ANNIVASARY November 24, 1974 – November 24, 2018

Saturday 24 November 2018 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
November 24, 1974, the police aware that up till then they have been unsuccessful in their attempts to hold Fela directly responsible, for any of the alleged crimes finally attacked his house again. Three truck loads of Nigerian anti-riot police squad armed to the teeth with guns, batons, (...)


YELLOW VEST’S GENERAL BLOCKAGE IN FRANCE!

Tuesday 20 November 2018 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Fellow Nigerians, Africans, and Diaspora Africans, we have been pre-occupied by the outcome of the call of the Yellow Vests, through social media networks of a general blockage in France 17 November 2018, so much that we have not paid the necessary attention to the official start of election (...)

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