Brian Deka Paupaw

Fela! on Broadway

06 January 2010, 01.48 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 comment »

Some of you in may know that I’m also a visual artist if you read my profile. When I’m not Snowboarding, I’m in the lab pushing pixels or painting. Check this short clip on the story and inspiration behind my custom limited edition jackets handmade in Brooklyn of course! Some of you know of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The amazing Nigerian musician that created the “Afrobeat” sound. His music and political views were one. He was someone that NEVER backed down from the government and it’s corruption. His music even put his life as risk 24/7 and was thrown in jail and beat down by the police, kicked out of Nigeria, and after all that, he still made his music with the same message! Now that is heart my friends! Fela passed away from AIDS in 1997. He left us with a catalog of serious tunes and messages. When ever you’re in NYC go check out Fela! on Broadway It’s really dope.

http://www.vimeo.com/8424035

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  1. DJ PSI:

    WAY COOL!

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