Father of Afro-beat. Spiritualist. Pan-Africanist. Commune king. Composer, saxophonist, keyboardist, vocalist, dancer. PASS Chief Priest.
Fela Anikulapo Fela, who passed 15 years ago today.
He inspired a country and people around the world with his music and fight for freedom and justice. His message lives on.
Join the Felabration by listening to Wanlov the Kubulor live @ Slave Church, PASS 2009. As Ntone says, “I think Fela moved to Accra. He lives inside the body of Wanlov the Kubolor.”
Follow-follow Kolade’s lesson on Fela from the PASS archives.
Check out Warongx – a duo made up of Ongx who has the revolutionary ideals and lyrics of Fela Kuti, plays the guitar like Bob Marley and sings like the Howlin’ Wolf and his partner Wara plays the guitar, harmonica and sings. They asre regular PASS residents at Tagore’s Jazz Bar.