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Daily Archives: 2017/10/28

Felabration 2017

Fela Anikulapo Kuti would be 79 years old 15th of October, if had he not died from complications of AIDS in 1997. As the inventor of the enduring and influential Afrobeat music style, the composer of an enormous body of music, and one of the bravest political voices in 20th century African music. A powerful new generation of Nigerian musicians has emerged in that time, and the music they now champion has been dubbed “Afrobeats,” an appropriation of the name Fela gave his original sound during its heyday. The youngest artists on the scene today have no direct memory of Fela, though his legacy is impossible to escape. In this program, we hear from current day Nigerians from multiple generations and genres—fuji, juju, hip-hop (Afrobeats) and highlife—on how they remember this musical giant, and how they reckon with his complex and challenging legacy.

tracklist
Skales – Temper ft Burna Boy
WizKid – Sweet Love
Falz – 1, 2, 3 (feat. Oyinkansola)
WizKid Feat. Femi Kuti – Jaiye Jaiye
P-Square-Zombie Ft Jermaine Jackson
Burna Boy – Boom Boom Boom ProdBy LeriQ
Dremo – Fela
Sarkodie – Dumsor
Wierd MC – Palava
Seyi Sodimu – Fela
Tiwa Savage – Fela Interlude
Oritsefemi – Double Wahala
Tekno – Rara
Fela Kuti – Sorrow Tears & Blood
Fela Kuti – Black Man’s cry


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