Tag Archives: Fela Kuti

Seun Kuti: On the Attack

  Seun Kuti is back − and he is pissed off. His new Robert Glasper-produced album, A Long Way to the Beginning, is fuelled by angry tirades against corrupt African leaders, global bankers, corporate plunderers and the West in general. Luckily for us, it’s so laden with amazing grooves that it will have you dancing for […]

Happy Mentality: When Fela Meets Pharrell

    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 […]

Heads Up: Red Hot + Fela, Kinshasa Soukous and Rare Dudu Pukwana and the Jazz Disciples

As Okmalumkoolkat spits on Dirty Paraffin’s D.P.E.P, “You fucking freeloaders, You can download us”, which seems like an appropriate place to begin for this post. Fela Kuti First up there is a great new compilation of Fela Kuti covers coming out October 15th. It’s titled RED HOT + FELA and features thirteen re-workings of Fela […]