The Noah Project

Rebuilding a sustainable world.

Fela Kuti Message and Music

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Fela Kuti was a main figure in Nigerian popular music.  He was in prison and tortured several times for his criticism of the Nigerian government and its sell-out of African wisdom and religion to evangelical and christian missionaries.  In his songs he criticised corruption and the exploitation of Africa by multinational corporations.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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