The AfroBeatles Celebrate MLK Day: Come Together
Fela, John, Paul, George & Ringo, The AfroBeatles, come together once again; this time to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the celebration of his life and work.
Fela offers "Beasts of No Nation" as the groove; a perfect sonic backdrop for the 1963 March on Washington where King delivers his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech.
"We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ironically "Come Together" was the last song The Beatles cut in the studio together.
"Come Together" Lyrics