Fleet during a video shoot with Alexandra

The head organizer for the Nigerian branch of the Bronx-based non-profit organization Grassroots Artists MovEment (or G.A.ME) was gunned down on February 1st, 2007, in an apparent robbery.  Though there was talk that perhaps this was not a random act of violence but a direct targeting of a radical young leader, the organization nevertheless lives on in Nigeria through the incredible work that this charismatic young man had completed before his untimely passing. 


The organization is commemorating both the young man’s life and work, as well as the goals of activism through music in the same vein as greats such as Fela Kuti.  The event is to celebrate freedom fighters around the world and ‘music as a weapon’.  All are welcome!  The event will take place at G.A.ME headquarters,  Bronx NY @ 235 172nd St. (between Sheridan and Selwyn) at 7:00 pm this Friday, June 22nd.  Take the B train to 170th and walk north to 172nd.  Take the 4 to 170th and Jerome Ave.


Read about Fleet Militant’s work as told by G.A.ME NY director Omowale Adewale.

Watch Fela Kuti’s documentary Music Is a Weapon in six parts.