BY Led Black (@Led_Black)
I was fortunate enough to be in attendance last week at the opening reception of Howard T. Cash’s truly extraordinary exhibit FELA: The Man – The Artist held at the Canvas Paper and Stone Gallery (2611 Frederick Douglass BLVD). Howard T. Cash actually lived in Nigeria in the 80’s and was able to shoot African musical icon, Fela, on stage and at home. FELA: The Man – The Artist is an intimate, in-depth and riveting visual exploration of the man, the myth and the phenomenon. As a devoted fan of Fela’s music and legacy, I was completely blown away by these vibrant pictures of the artist at the Shrine working or sitting back in his compound, deep in thought, smoking a spliff. The exhibit is also a perfect compliment to the Tony award-winning Broadway musical FELA as you can see actual pictures of the events, characters and places portrayed in the must-see show. The exhibit will run until June 26th and this Saturday, June 19th the gallery will host a special Studio Talk session from 4-6 PM entitled “Reflections of Fela”, a conversation with Ogugua Iwelu, Fela’s North American Promoter and the photographer Howard T. Cash.
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Studio Talk: Saturday, June 19, 4-6PM – “Reflections of Fela” A conversation with Ogugua Iwelu, Fela’s North American Promoter and the photographer Howard T. Cash.