Afrobeat Culture Federator

Afrobeat Culture Federator

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

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Saturday 9 October 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
RADIO SHRINE.COM: SOLID LIKE THE IROKO TREE. Brothers and Sisters Friends and....., Like Fela used to say at the Shrine:"Radio Shrine!Gan-Gan Baba!" We are back ’on air’ after a short lull in our transmission and communication with you. An old adage says: "Everything changes and everything (...)


Friday 1 October 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
In this light the organizers of the 2009 festival have also added something new: the “Fela Debate” with the topic; ‘The Social and Political Impact of Fela on our society’. According to the organizers of the festival the public will be invited annually to choose a defining topic that will always (...)


Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Femi Anikulapo-Kuti can aptly be described in Yoruba language as ‘Omo d’agba tan’ – which literally means: ‘a child has come of age’ or ‘a child has attained adulthood’. Considering that at almost 49 years of age (born 16th June 1962), he can no longer be considered as a child. However, the (...)


Tuesday 3 August 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Apart from Femi and his group, Positive Force, who through their musical exploits can be regarded as inheritors of the Fela phenomenon, it is most encouraging today to hear groups like Tiken Jah Fakoly identifying with the Fela struggle and legacy. With the strong message from his first major (...)


Monday 2 August 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
Seun Anikulapo Kuti is claimed particularly among those who never saw the King, to possess the grace, the energy and the fury of Fela. Performing with the Egypt 80, the legendary group of Fela, Seun’s showmanship has been described in the media as “relive the most original embodiment of Afro (...)


Sunday 1 August 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
SANDRA IZSADORE is a singer composer who in 1969 met and revitalized Africa’s revolutionary genius FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI. Upon meeting Sandra, Fela’s musical and political ideas changed radically, thus Afro-Beat was born. Sandra came back to visit a highly popular and successful Fela in Nigeria (...)


Friday 30 July 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
The musical career of Dele Sosimi began when he joined Fela Anikulapo-Kutis Egypt 80 band in 1979. As the rhythm keyboard player Dele worked and toured extensively with Fela around the world. During Fela’s incarceration in 1984, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti Fela’s son and Deles childhood/school friend - (...)


Thursday 15 April 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
FROM BROADWAY TO LONDON NATIONAL THEATRE. And now FELA! The musical is coming to the National Theatre London. One of 20th century Jazz music icons in “MILES – The autobiography” by Quincy Troupe, affirmed that ‘the music of one Fela Anikulapo-Kuti from West Africa would be the music of the (...)

The Fela Debate

Tuesday 2 March 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
‘The Fela Debates’, an event that will gather together every year a selection of notable speakers; invite the public to choose a defining topic which will always reflect Fela, his philosophy, his career, his politics and whatever else. Felabration 2009 organizing committee chose for its first (...)


Tuesday 23 February 2010 by Mabinuori Idowu (aka ID)
The musical line-up for Felabration 2009 held from October 12 – 18, was more of a return to the roots of afrobeat. The program featured more than 100 artistes and dancers mostly of Nigerian origin, helping to revive the debate on the origin of FELA’S INSPIRATION in the creation of Afrobeat music. (...)

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