Sorrow, Tears and Blood: The Enduring Legacy of the Afrobeat Prophet
Fela Anikulapo Kuti remains the most critical politically focused artist in African music history. This presentation will examine Kuti’s 1977 album, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, which serves as a focal point for his musical and political development. With Nigeria on the verge of a historic presidential election, this presentation takes stock of the conditions under which everyday Nigerians live through the soundscape and messages of the album.
This event is immediately followed by “The Huddle and The Higher Ground” (see separate listing).
Mahaney Arts Center 221Open to the Public