[ICYMI] The Awesome4Some on Kaya Central – 12-09-2016
Taking inspiration from Fela Kuti from as far back as the 1960’s into the early 1990’s, African musicians expressed untold African stories through their music. Fela Kuti described music as “a weapon” and used it as a means to encourage people to speak out against the corrupt government. It was during the same period that Miriam Makeba & Salif Keita used their platforms in the music industry to bring to light cultural & political injustices in South Africa & Mali, respectively. Encouraging other artists to do use their influence for the greater good. It was a time music functioned as a popular initiative & response to the political repression.
Today’s Awesome4some theme features artists who are activists.