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Carrying on the legacy of Afro Music - #Felabration with @Afromysterics NYC

tosinger:

Carrying on the legacy of Afro Music – #Felabration with @Afromysterics NYC

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In honor of Fela Kuti, his music legacy and in commemoration of his birthday, Felabration! an annual celebration has been taken place in various cities all around the world during the month of October. (October 15, 2014 would be Fela Kuti’s 75th birthday). 

The idea and concept of Felabration as an annual celebration of Fela’s music, life and times, originated from his eldest child Yeni who…

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eskimodevil:

Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - He Miss Road (FULL ALBUM)

Fela Kuti is one of my favourite musicians of all time and this is a perfect way to start a surprisingly sunny Friday. 

(Afrobeat)

It’s Fela Friday!

nemfrog:

Artist’s conception of Leonid meteor shower, November 13-14, 1866. Guide Leaflet, American Museum of Natural History. 1901.

nemfrog:

Artist’s conception of Leonid meteor shower, November 13-14, 1866. Guide Leaflet, American Museum of Natural History. 1901.

(via scientificillustration)

The Southern colonies were more agrarian, less compact, and more homogenous than the colonies of the Northeast. The primary threat to public safety in the South—at least in the minds of whites—was the possibility of slave revolts. As a result, the first real organized policing systems in America arguably began in the South with slave patrols. The patrols were armed and uniformed, and typically had broad powers to arrest, search, and detain slaves. The slave patrols’ main responsibilities were to guard against rebellions and to look for escaped slaves. They had the power to enter slave quarters at will, whether or not they had permission from the slaves’ owner. They could even enforce some laws against plantation owners, such as laws prohibiting the education of slaves. By the middle of the eighteenth century, every Southern colony had passed laws formalizing slave patrols. It became the primary policing system in the South. In many jurisdictions—most notably Charleston, South Carolina—slave patrols would eventually morph into the official police force.

Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko

Well, isn’t that disgusting.

another legacy of 350 years of slavery

(Source: parentheticalaside, via missbananafish)

toseethesummersky:

Fela Kuti, shortly after his release from Nigerian prison. Los Angeles, CA. June 1986.

photo by Roger Steffens

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toseethesummersky:

Fela Kuti, shortly after his release from Nigerian prison. Los Angeles, CA. June 1986.

photo by Roger Steffens

thefamilyacid

pilulasonora:

Fela Kuti - Kalakuta Show

It’s Fela Friday!

"Angry caller says a "Muslim" statue’s being erected in Cardiff and we should do a story on it. Bemused, I ask of what.

Answer: ‘Ghandi’.”

Aled Blake of walesonline via popbitch
  • Artist: Cake
  • TrackName: Strangers In the Night (Frank Sinatra cover)
  • Album: Stubbs the Zombie soundtrack

the68comebackspecial:

Cake - Strangers In the Night.

There’s a peculiar subset of Halloween jams that are… so un-Halloweeny that they become Halloweeny? Something like that. For some reason fluffy AM hits from the ’50s/’60s tend to juxtapose well against scenes of horror. That’s where this jam lands, in the irony pile. But irony in a good way.

It was recorded for the soundtrack to a 2005 video game, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, which had this weird “the future as it was imagined in the ’50s/’60s” vibe to it. So the soundtrack is all ’50s/’60s songs covered by modern bands, thus Cake reworking the 1966 Frank Sinatra tune. In the video game, you play a zombie trying to infect all of the normals in this vaguely surrealist town. You’re literally a stranger in the night. Apropos.

More awesome Halloween jams on my Spotify playlist. Muahahaha.

thanks for sharing. Cake are the rulers of sightly-odd-and-somewhat-terrifying-covers

a Drive-bys throw back  

  • Artist: Drive-By Truckers
  • TrackName: This Fucking Job
  • Album: The Big To-Do

Drive-by-Truckers  -  This Fucking Job

always relevant

The Racist Myth of MSG and 'Chinese Restaurant Syndrome'

mariser:

lolitabandita:

zuky:

This is the story of a racist myth that began with a light-hearted letter to the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 and subsequently exploded in North American culture — in direct opposition to every shred of scientific evidence — becoming so prevalent…

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maxichimaxi:

Pimpin Pimpin with #Fela (at Wuse Zone 6)

maxichimaxi:

Pimpin Pimpin with #Fela (at Wuse Zone 6)

theijeoma:

Fela Kuti - I. T. T. (International Thief Thief)

I started listening to Fela as a teenager. Fela was my grandfather’s favorite artist. If it wasn’t for my grandfather i would never know the power of Fela.

It’s Fela Friday!

fuckyeahbluegrass:

miraclewhip:

Bacon-Cheddar Onion Dip

Prep Time: 10 min. | Total Time: 45 min.

Makes: 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

What You Need

1-1/4 cups MIRACLE WHIP Dressing

1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 onion, chopped

6 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crumbled

2 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

COMBINE all ingredients except tomatoes.

SPREAD onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate.

BAKE 35 min. or until golden brown and bubbly. Top with tomatoes

Substitute

Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Swiss Cheese.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with crackers and/or cut-up fresh vegetables.

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(also: what kind of goddamned recipe is this? has tumblr fallen through a time-warp to 1947?)

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