Rooting Out

12 02 2007

by Derek Beres

While listening non-stop to the upcoming Antibalas record, Security (ANTI, March 6), this past weekend, we take a moment to reflect on the roots of this Brookyn-based Orchestra: Fela Kuti. Filmed at his long-time home, The Shrine, in Lagos, this clips of one of my favorite Fela cuts, “Authority Stealing,” is a mere taste of the 15+ minute version on the LP of the same name. To dive further into the Black President’s life, the excellent Music is a Weapon documentary is essential viewing.




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