Damn I need this! #Junkprints #RMe #art #dope #JMandela #Brooklyn
All praises due! I would just like to thank you for being an #inspiration worldwide. Thank you for inspiring my parents to give me the weight of your last name. I can remember in elementary, coloring you in my #BlackHistory coloring book and saying “I’m named after you, I gotta do something big in the world while I’m here.”
Just like many of our #leaders that has transitioned, we mourn the loss but rejoice in the memory of your teachings. Thank you so very much! R.I.P #NelsonMandela
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“Fela Kuti Music is the Weapon” is a fascinating documentary about the Afrobeat legend, musician, composer, performer and occasional politician. The film mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. Some voice-over narration gives basic information on Kuti’s musical career and Nigerian politics, but for the most part, the images are left to speak for themselves. Shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that were most crucial to his life and work.
“Music is a weapon of the future / music is the weapon of the progressives / music is the weapon of the givers of life” Fela Kuti
Just saw this the other day and I really have to say, women in this film MY GAWD, their beauty and talent is just… wow.
to avoid paying a construction fee, jack mubiru, a father of the skateboarding scene in uganda, fabricated a story about building a private enclosure for a pet crocodile. most local officials and neighborhood residents had never heard of skateboarding. yet six years later, the sport has spread from the skate park to the streets, attracting children as young as five and adult women.
photographer yann gross always takes his deck with him on his journeys. during one trip to eastern africa, yann encountered a group of skaters in kitintale, a suburb of kampala, who had built the first and only half pipe in uganda. he ended up spending several months with the skaters, becoming a full member of the group, documenting a unique skate culture that, given the area’s contingencies, has styles and tricks all its own.
#SexOnMySpeaker on #IndieRapBlog. As we proceed… you know the rest. #RMe #RMeRecordings #newmusic #flatbush #brooklyn #independent