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Fela Kuti

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Nigeria’s most famous musician, Fela Kuti, could have lived a millionaires lifestyle anywhere in the world. Instead, Fela chose to stay in Lagos, Nigeria and rail against the corrupt government.

His songs directly attacked specific government agencies and individuals. For this he was arrested, beaten, and imprisoned on multiple occasions.

Undeterred he released the album, Zombie, a scathing attack on the Nigerian Army.

In response then dictator, Olusegun Obasanjo, sent 1,000 soldiers to raze his nightclub.

In a cloud of gunfire, rape, and random beatings, Fela was dragged out by his genitals and his 78 year old mother was thrown from the roof to her death.

At her funeral procession Fela delivered his mother’s coffin to the army barracks responsible for her death.

His nightclub functioned as social club and welfare center during the day. At nighttime, the huge wooden shed held several thousand was the hottest club on the continent.

Fela continued his crusade and music career. In 1984 he was arrested on trumped up charges of currency smuggling and imprisoned for 20 months.

His output slowed as years and struggle took their toll. 1997 Fela Kuti died. Over 1,000,000 million attended his funeral.

Great Photos of Plane Recovery

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

This is a great collection of photos that show the recovery of the plane that landed in the Hudson River. Notice the blocks of ice floating nearby.

Google puts together a voter Registration Site

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Using google maps you can determine where you should vote as well as register to vote. Its a terrific resource if you are unsure or have moved since the last election. From the site you are directed to your state government site to download the form to register. Very well done.