Jamhuri Fela Kuti Navy Ladies T-shirt
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Fela Kuti Kalakuta Republic Ladies T-shirt.
Fela Anikulapo (Ransome) Kuti (or just Fela as he's more commonly known) to the global musical village: producer, arranger, musician, political radical, outlaw. He was all that, as well as showman par excellence, inventor of Afro-beat.
A combination of traditional high life and jazz, partly as critique of African performers whom he felt had turned their backs on their African musical roots in order to emulate current American pop music trends.
Born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, north of Lagos in 1938, Fela was more than simply a pop star; like Bob Marley in Jamaica, he was the voice of Nigeria's have-nots, a cultural rebel. This was something Nigeria's military junta tried to nip in the bud, and from almost the moment he came back to Nigeria up until his death, Fela was hounded, jailed, harassed, and nearly killed by a government determined to silence him.
Fela died aged fifty-eight in August 1997, at his funeral, one million people chanted “Fela will live forever!”
100% combed ringspun cotton,
Heather Grey is 67/33 cotton/polyester
40 singles thread weight
Feminine cap sleeves
Rounded bottom hem
Colors piece-dyed and garment-washed for superior softness
Fabric weight: 3.7 oz
Flattering cap sleeves, the contemporary fit and scoop neck make this t-shirt a standout.