Nigeria http://tpr.org en First Listen: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, 'A Long Way To The Beginning' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-seun-kuti-egypt-80-long-way-beginning Here's the starting point for the story of Seun Kuti: He's the youngest son of Afrobeat pioneer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/99085139/fela-kuti" target="_blank">Fela Kuti</a>. Mon, 19 May 2014 19:14:43 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 31963 at http://tpr.org First Listen: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, 'A Long Way To The Beginning' More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School http://tpr.org/post/more-two-dozen-boys-killed-attack-nigerian-school Suspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.<p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBREA1O0G320140225" target="_blank">Reuters</a>: "Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday. ... All those killed were boys. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27295 at http://tpr.org Hollywood, Bollywood, Make Way For Nollywood http://tpr.org/post/hollywood-bollywood-make-way-nollywood <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pze3itMFUGs</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:20:26 +0000 editor 26095 at http://tpr.org Hollywood, Bollywood, Make Way For Nollywood First Listen: William Onyeabor, 'Who Is William Onyeabor?' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-william-onyeabor-who-william-onyeabor If <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/99085139/fela-kuti">Fela Kuti</a> was a child of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15316566/james-brown">James Brown</a>, fellow Nigerian <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/225717023/william-onyeabor">William Onyeabor</a> is something like the next-generation musical offspring of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjKFCYzqq-A">Parliament-Funkadelic</a>. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:52:56 +0000 editor 20550 at http://tpr.org First Listen: William Onyeabor, 'Who Is William Onyeabor?' First Watch: Femi Kuti, 'The World Is Changing' http://tpr.org/post/first-watch-femi-kuti-world-changing "'<em><em>The World Is Changing'</em></em> is groove with a message." That quote, a pretty good summary of the music of Femi Kuti in just nine words, comes from Juan Gélas, the creative director of a new video for Kuti's new song. Femi Kuti is a saxophonist, trumpeter, keyboard player and singer and songwriter. The son of legendary afrobeat musician Fela Kuti, he carries on the tradition of mixing Nigerian beats along with jazz and a healthy dose of politics. Sat, 04 May 2013 00:52:20 +0000 Bob Boilen 10816 at http://tpr.org First Watch: Femi Kuti, 'The World Is Changing' World Music Celebrations: Frozen Dead Guy Days http://tpr.org/post/world-music-celebrations-frozen-dead-guy-days <p></p><div>Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at festivals happening around the world along with the music of the cultures they represent. This week, we’ll catch the Big Fish in Nigeria, and look stateside for a festival that has kept one man on ice for over 20 years.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><strong>FROZEN DEAD GUY DAYS</strong></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:32:06 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 7300 at http://tpr.org World Music Celebrations: Frozen Dead Guy Days Fela Kuti, On Film and In Concert http://tpr.org/post/fela-kuti-film-and-concert <p></p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 6363 at http://tpr.org Fela Kuti, On Film and In Concert