Felabration Discovery: Nothing Ever Changes With Fela


Fella Bed room

Just as the legacy of the great Fela Anikulapo Kuti remains untouched, so also is his music and bedroom.

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The picture of the bedroom to late Afrobeat musician was made public today by the members of the family.

The picture shows the present state of Fela’s room in his home in Kalakuta Republic before he died. The room has not changed and is still the same after 18 years.

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It is remarkable to see that such a historic place has been kept in perfect condition.

Leni Sinclair, the woman who took Fela’s most iconic picture has landed in the country for Felabration.

Photographer Leni Sinclair holds a photo she shot of her favorite musician John Col-trane during a Nov. 10 exhibit of her work at the Allen Park Public Library.

Photographer Leni Sinclair holds a photo she shot of her favorite musician John Col-trane during a Nov. 10 exhibit of her work at the Allen Park Public Library.

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Leni Sinclair (original name Magdalene Arndt) took the black and white picture of Fela doing the power salute at the Orchestra Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in 1986. The picture is arguably Fela’s most famous picture.

Leni Sinclair has taken ‘iconic’ pictures of artistes such as Jimi Hendrix, the MC5, and Iggy Pop to John Coltrane, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Sun Ra, John Lennon, and others.

Sandra-Izsadore

Sandra Izsadore, the renowned black rights activist who greatly influenced Fela, is currently in Nigeria.

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