Sunday, June 7, 2009
Fela Kuti art exposition in London
Album sleeves, Pop Art and Fela Kuti, that's the theme of the art exposition that will start from Mon 8 June to Mon 6 July. Place, London UK.
It's the exposition of artist Lemi Ghariokwu’s who's colourful paintings were found wrapped around the music of Nigeria’s most charismatic and notorious musician, Fela Kuti. Lemi’s distinctive images of Africa – angry, sexy, cheeky, righteous – were known and owned by hundreds of thousands of people across three continents.
This new exhibition brings together the best of Lemi’s work and reveals how creative and repressive movements in 1970’s Lagos helped give birth to the Afrobeat phenomenon.
Art's Own Kind, the Blog about the expo. With interesting information about Fela Kuti.
The Fela Kuti project
Fela Kuti = Black President