Happy Mentality: When Fela Meets Pharrell


 

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Pharrell’s hit Happy is everywhere at the moment and according to OkayAfrica it has been remade in Cameroonian and Cotonou videos, we found them here they are.

 

 

And now Seattle’s dj100proof has done a mash-up with Fela Kuti‘s Colonial Mentality from 1977′s Opposite People/Sorrow Tears and Blood.

dj100proof said  “I thought the shuffle tempo, driving bass lines and horns of Fela Kuti could provide a nice backdrop, so I chopped up his classic.”

You can download it from the Soundcloud page below.

 

 

You can listen to Fela’s original from 1977 below.

 

 

Then Moonchild Sanelly has dropped a new video, this time for her debut single Rabubi, which is out now on Just Music. You can watch the video below. Or if you are looking for a bit more you can listen to some remixes of her work on Soundcloud.

 

 

 

 

 

Then lastly The Fader recently shared this mix from DJ Gioumannes check it out for some interesting and rare songs from the African continent.

 

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