Daily Archives: June 2, 2012

tUnE-yArDs + Angelique Kidjo + Questlove + Akua Naru- Lady

tUne YarDs, Angelique Kidjo, Questlove and Akua Naru have teamed-up to remake Fela’s “Lady” for the inaugural RED (RUSH TO ZERO) campaign to rid the world of AIDs by 2015. The RED Music part of the organization has partnered with the longstanding Red + Hot group to release the single on June 1st and the full-length album (Red)+Hot+Fela next spring. “Lady” was originally Fela’s critique of African women embracing feminism at the time even though his mother was progressive. Kidjo and Naru have changed the lyrics to reflect the realities of African women today.

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Media Questions Of The Week

1. Doesn't Andre 3000 look cool dressed as Jimi Hendrix? But again how will this new film work without the estate's permission to use the music?

2. Why are The Grammy's releasing the documentary "A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On"about what happened behind the scenes before and after Whitney Houston died?

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3. Will Usher’s usage of audience-generated digital dancers give his London show at the Hammersmith Apollo on June 11th, the cutting edge he and his crew seek?

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