John Forté, Fugees-affiliate turned guitar-playing activist, is currently touring Russia with his band, performing, recording, and collaborating with Russian musicians, and filming a documentary. The tour will conclude with a performance on Easter Sunday, April 24. During the tour, John will be checking in periodically with Complex to offer his thoughts and images.

A Stoop in St. Petersberg

"The matter of ice here is significant during a Russian winter. Until two nights ago, Patrick, our keyboardist...and resident genius, was the last man to fall. Prior to meeting with his icy demise, Patrick went on record saying, "I don't fall. My center of gravity is perfect." Fate, as many of us know and understand, has a funny way of responding to those who might invite her for a twirl..."

Check the first installment of John's video diary from Russia.