“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 Shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that were most crucial to his life and work.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
So let me get this right, if a woman releases a song calling men niggas she is in the wrong because most men and male rappers seem to take offense. Male rappers continue to degrade females by calling them hoes and sluts, but if a woman calls a man a nigga she’s considered a bitch. Try actually listening to all the lyrics before you close minded dumb fucks judge her.“The repetition of the n-word is a play on how male rappers consistently and unapologetically refer to women in derogatory terms in order to prop themselves up. Nicki Minaj is no more offensive, aggressive or politically incorrect then her male competition. That is the point. It is offensive, risky and controversial but underneath she clearly has something to say and she is making sure we hear it.”
We got a chance to view Meleko Mokgosi’s work at The Armory.
Meleko Mokgosi is an artist who works within an interdisciplinary framework to create large-scale project-based installations. By working across figurative painting, cinematic tropes, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory, his practice interrogates the specificity of regionalism in order to address questions of nationhood, colonial and anti-colonial sentiments, and the perception of historicized events. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Botswana National Gallery, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center.
Age now: 2
Description: LAST SEEN WEARING A TURQUOISE SWEATER WITH A BEAR ON THE FRONT, OFF-WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS AND PINK TENNIS SHOES.
Please boost this folks! Someone has to know something about this child’s whereabouts.