Escrito por Ashley Elizabeth Wood ~ This is my translation of an article originally written in English. I translated it almost literally. I did not stylistically change it from the original in any way. Therefore, it might “sound” like English translated into Spanish. See original article. ~ Este artículo es mi traducción de algo escrito
Written by Ashley Elizabeth Wood There are few musical ensembles that come close to illustrating the combination of musical and lyrical talent coupled with the sociopolitical consciousness that the duo Calle 13 brings to the music scene. Born in Puerto Rico in 1978, “Residente” (René Pérez Joglar) and his stepbrother, “Visitante” (Eduardo José Cabra Martínez)
Written by Ashley Elizabeth Wood Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) Fela Kuti (1938-1997) was a man whose life and contributions were of so many layered complexities that it is challenging to summarize the issues that surround his music in a few short pages. Whereas some exhibit a
Written by Ashley Elizabeth Wood The book is divided into ten chapters, including the introduction and conclusion. After a brief summary of each chapter, the pertinent social, political and musical implications will be drawn out and discussed. Summary Introduction: “Living in the Interregnum”: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and the Postcolonial Incredible Theintroduction begins with an account of
Written by Ashley Elizabeth Wood I will focus on three main ideas in reference to my critical response of Bode Omojola’s The Music of Fela Sowande: Encounters, African Identity and Creative Ethnomusicology: The Yoruba religion, culture and tradition, Fela Sowande’s complicated search for identity and the displacement that he experienced in the U.K, the U.S.
Written by Ashley Elizabeth Wood This paper examines Bode Omojola’s The Music of Fela Sowande: Encounters, African Identity and Creative Ethnomusicology . Bode Omojola’s book is organized into seven chapters and contains an introduction and a conclusion. Introduction Omojola introduces Fela Sowande (1905-1987), explaining that he was a Nigerian composer who was a Highlife musician, jazz pianist