He has often been considered Africa's version of Bob Marley, and for good reason. But his political intensity was far greater. With his synthesis of West African highlife, funk, jazz, and traditional Yoruba rhythms, underneath call-and-response vocals covering potent political and social topics, Fela's Afrobeat sound spread throughout the African Diaspora and the entire world. This 1992 collection captures highlights of his band's incredible grooves and powerful delivery in the mid-'70's. Nigeria's Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would be 75 this Tuesday if he were still with us. His sons Femi and Seun continue his legacy, and so will we.
Monday Night October 14th at 8pm: FELA KUTI - Black Man's Cry
By Martin Anderson • Oct 12, 2013