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"Around 2,000 people gathered Saturday night at Seattle Central for a Black Lives Matter protest that ended up covering a lot of mileage — and a lot of issues."
A musician fights to preserve the legacy of his friend and former band leader Tabu Ley.
Tabu Ley has been described as the Congolese personality who, along with [the dictator] Mobutu, [most] marked Africa's 20th century history. Tabu Ley was dubbed "the African Elvis" by the Los Angeles Times and was also nicknamed the Voice of Lightness.
"We scoped an unused piece of city property," said Demmon, gripping a Pilsner Urquell as he recounted how the effort began. "It was a homeless camp, a garbage dump, an area where prostitutes and drug dealers congregated—it was a piece of shit. We took it, cleaned it up, talked to the area businesses and got them to sign off on our [then] illegal project."