Fela Kuti, who used ‘music as weapon’, honoured in Paris

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by Philippe GRELARD Agence France Presse Paris, France (AFP) — The son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti spoke of his father’s bravery in using “music as a weapon” ahead of an immersive exhibition opening at the Paris Philharmonic on Thursday. “Instead of picking up a gun, music was the only tool he had. It was a weapon to use against authority, against colonisation and corrupt African governments,” said Femi Kuti, 60, himself a hugely successful […]