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.

"Whilst reading one of the more popular journals here in Russia, bassist extraordinaire B Satz had a visceral reaction. When we asked him what it was that made him let out a guttural sound, he fell silent, bowed his head, and placed his hands in his lap for the rest of the car ride. And so it goes..."