Monday, 26 May 2014

Fela Anikulapo Kuti

..I hold death in my pouch - I cannot die..

I have recently become quite obsessive with a Nigerian musician and human rights activist called Fela Kuti. After watching 'beware of Mr Baker' a documentary on Ginger Baker a crazy English drummer best known for his work with 'Cream' in a stage of Ginger Bakers life he runs away to Nigera to learn about African drumming which is where he meets Fela Kuti and in turn is my introduction to Fela Kuti. 

Fela Kuti was known for having 27 wifes which he named his queens and they were normally performers/dancers for his band. I was equally inspired by these woman as Fela himself.
There make up is remarkable.


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