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Elder’s Corner is a musical journey through the colorful history of Nigeria.

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ON FELA!

We recently caught up with writer, ethnologist and political scientist, Carlos Moore at his residence in Salvador, Bahia.

Back in 1977, Carlos Moore was pegged to spearhead public relations for the worlds second festival of arts and culture (FESTAC), held at the time in Lagos, Nigeria. It was during his rather fascinating yet turbulent tenure that he got to meet the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The two subsequently became lifelong friends and close confidants which eventually led to his writing of Fela's autobiography, 'This Bitch of A Life' upon which the current smash, broadway musical, 'FELA' is based.

Carlos waxed lyrical about his visit to Nigeria in the 70's, as well as precious time spent with the maestro himself and drew a rather fascinating picture of the man, his myth, music and personal influences.

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