The New Gong Magazine

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The Essential Fela!
The New Gong Magazine recaps on those very things that made
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti an unusual artiste.
At the Shrine

(To Fela Anikulapo-Kuti)

Pass on the reefer:
Fellowship calls.
Share the hunger:
Poverty howls.
Cut out the hauteur:
And let the song be.
At the shrine,
God is a common man,
A tramp on trumpet
Blowing past span and season
Into the marrow of time.

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
In the Belly
of the Beast:
Fela in New
York City

By

Akin
Adesokan
Reminiscing
on Fela

By

Adewale
Maja-Pearce
Relive a
Yabis Night

By

Dulue
Mbachu
Tribute to
Fela
By

Wole Soyinka

By

Jane Bryce