Fela Kuti’s “Colonial Mentality” x Pharrell Williams “Happy”

“Happy” is probably my favorite song of the past year, and I wanted to make a blend that wasn’t too obvious, but made sense upon first listen. I thought the shuffle tempo, driving bass lines and horns of Fela Kuti …

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Fela Kuti – Limited Edition 7” for Record Store Day

Fela Kuti – Limited edition 7″ of ‘Se E Tun De / Waka Waka’ Record Store Day – April 19, 2014 KThe release’s A-Side “Se E Tun De” features a more jazz-oriented version of Fela’s signature afrobeat sound. Se E …

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Lijadu Sisters are back! Playing Brighton UK April 2

Nigeria’s Lijadu Sisters return to reclaim their Afrobeat throne The musical twins haven’t played for 20 years, but this week they’ll sing alongside Damon Albarn at a tribute to African synth pioneer William Onyeabor. Catch them at ‘Atomic Bomb: Who …

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Alicia Keys shows Femi Kuti the love!

She tweeted her love for “No Place For My Dream” yesterday saying, “This album is sooooo ILL!!! I am Rocking it now! Inspiration abounds, you need to listen to these lyrics! Undeniable! Music that feeds your soul!!!” Full article via …

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New Video || Seun Kuti “IMF”

“Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are set to release their third album, A Long Way From the Beginning on May 27th. With a guest verse from Dead Prez co-founder M1, “IMF,” the forthcoming album’s opening salvo, is a hard-charging Afrobeat …

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The Right To Choose Your Own Sexuality is a Human Right’ by Femi Kuti

In the wake of the recently passed “anti-gay” law by our government and President Goodluck Jonathan, there has been much speculation online as to how Fela Kuti, my father, would react. So let us get this clear, and I will also express …

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Bandcamp Weekly features Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti is now available on bandcamp. Fela Kuti featured in this weeks  Bandcamp weekly! Fela Kuti on Bandcamp

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Okayafrica premiering exclusive video from London Felabration 2013

okayafrica will be premiering exclusive videos from the Felabration held in London last December. Kicking it off is Dele Sosimi‘s rendition of “Too Much Information,” BALOJI‘s live version of his contribution to Red +Hot Fela “Buy Africa,” Shingai Shoniwa performing “Lady” and Dele Sosimi, …

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The Gipsy Kings win Grammy for Best World Music Album!

The Gipsy Kings Win GRAMMY in the Best World Music Album Category (Gipsy Kings and Ladysmith Black Mambazo split the Best World Music Album Category on the Kings’ 25th Anniversary) At the sixth time at bat, the Gipsy Kings have …

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Fela! Band performing at Sundance Film Festival

Fela! Band Will Bring Afrobeat to Sundance Film Festival for 3 very special performances in celebration of the world premiere of Finding Fela. The band, featuring lead singer Sahr Ngaujah and musicians associated with the musical “Fela!,” will performance at …

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