UPR!SE is a blog dedicated to The Shrine's Patron Saint and inspiration, Fela Anikulpo Kuti.

The blog focuses on music, fashion, art, design, politics and culture. It is a celebration of trailblazing souls who rise up without compromise.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Life After Death: An Analysis of the Persona that Was/Is Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Exhibition)

There is a brand new art exhibit now at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in New York City running from June 14 - August 10. Nice to see so much attention finally being given to this musical legend!

This exhibition seeks to pay tribute to one of the African Diaspora’s most influential living ancestors as well as critique the complexity of his persona. Life After Death: A Multi-Media Analysis of the Persona that Was/Is Fela Anikulapo Kuti is a visual homage to a musical genius and perhaps one of contemporary history’s most powerful protest artists.

Curated by: Shantrelle P. Lewis

Also including never before seen photography of Fela in '77 during FESTAC and at the Shrine with individuals such as Haki Madhubiti shot by Marilyn Nance.

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