Music As Ideological Weaponry

by | Mar 1, 2004

Last night Evil Vince busted out Music Is The Weapon, a documentary from the BBC on Nigerian musician/politician, Fela Kuti. I’ve seen his son Femi Kuti perform as an opener for String Cheese Incident. But I really knew nothing about his radical, “James-Brown-of-Africa” father until last night. And I did not know much about Nigeria, an oil-rich nation one in every four Africans calls home. This is an important film to see.