NFT Art by Kid Creole and the Coconuts Gem of Music Magic

Carol Ruth Weber
4 min readMay 24, 2021

The digital NFT art piece “Got to be a Man” is the newest gem of a collaborative effort by Kid Creole & The Coconuts co-founders, August Darnell and Adriana Kaegi. Within 30 seconds one will be delighted and mesmerized by colors and movement flowing with a grooving ad-lib by Kid Creole himself that forms the artwork, “Kid Creole: Got to Be a Man.”

Everyone has a chance to own this gem of 80’s inspiration. With cryptocurrency, one can place a bid to win ownership of this historical music art piece.

NFT Art is Perfect Unique Match for Kid Creole

Image Courtesy of John Rynski
Image Courtesy of John Rynski

Kid Creole and the Coconuts has made a name for themselves for their energetic originality of timeless creations. Darnell created the group in 1980 with his then-wife Kaegi, and friend Coati Mundi with the vision of ultimate inclusion — “ A multicultural carnival without stylistic limitations.”

The band’s music became tantamount with Escapism dance. Darnell created magic by mixing genres — reggae melding with funk and disco make the group more than just another pop group. Timeless original costumes and choreography by Kaegi match the enthusiasm their music represents.

Kid Creole and the Coconuts has always been about being unique in presentation and creation merging different music in performance with vivid costumes and dance. Their exclusive sound and performance is the perfect segue into new creations of moving colorful choreography and music of NFT art.

Mama Coconut Inspired to Make NFT Art Creation

Kaegi, known as Mama Coconut, took leave from the band in the 90s to pursue her efforts of making multimedia magic. She was an innovator in streaming media with her live webcast series, “Cyber Cabaret” at the Knitting Factory. The pioneering Kaegi now owns working to produce premium video content. Her company’s channel matches the ongoing vision of the woman who continuously morphs with new creations.

Carol Ruth Weber

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