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Backed by a blazing 70-piece Afrobeat orchestra, Fela rails against the Nigerian military construct as proud puppets of bureaucratic Gepettos: “Zombie won't go unless you tell him to go/Zombie won't stop unless you tell him to stop.” His words were enough to “inspire” more than a thousand army thugs to break into his home (an independent state), throw his mother out of a window (she died), and burn the entire neighborhood to the ground. To get back at them he became even louder about his politics, married 27 women on the one-year anniversary of the raid, and ran for president.

Date: 2006-02-14 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] compasspoints.livejournal.com
i was just listening to that track yesterday on the train.... i had no idea of the history. certainly changes the `dance around the room` vibe i got from it.

Date: 2006-02-14 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reluctance.livejournal.com
turns out the zombiewalk was not only entertaining but also educational!

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