Discussion in 'Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion' started by Amnat77, May 2, 2010.
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What's up with the subtitles?....anyways, Fela's music is the original 'rebel music'. Anyone seen the play?
I posted a thread on the play some time back. I will be going to see the play this summer.
A friend visited Fela's 'Shrine' while in Nigeria and related to me how there seems to be a sprirt or something that envelops a person while at the shrine. She describes a feeling akin to intoxication without consuming any alcohol or drugs: My friend is staunch Christian btw.
So I was thinking while watching the some excerpts from the play, If the actresses playing the Fela's ' Queens' know that the symbols painted on their faces actually mean something in Orisha worship, and I wonder if participating in the play would leave any lingering effects spiritual wise on them......
I'm not a Christian but I get that intoxication feeling just from listening to Felas music. I can't think of any artist who has been able to accomplish what Fela has accomplished, Fela is simply the greatest!
I'm pretty sure that the people who were in the play, faces painted or not, there had to be some lingering spiritual effects. I am sure the audience had to have felt the lingering effects as well.
Here is another video to add, I predicted some time back that people would begin to sample Felas music, especially rappers who are looking for some new and raw material, come to find out, they been sampling Felas music.
I saw the play and it is very good. Very spiritual ending for those who can see.
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