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  • botb October 12, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Fela’s Last Phone Call (1984)

    In salute to Fela Kuti’s 79th birthday anniversary on Oct. 15, and to accompany the new Afropop Worldwide program, “Remembering Fela,” launched this week, “Best of The Beat” brings you a double feature from 1984, telling the story of Fela’s … Read more »

  • blog October 12, 2017

    Happy Birthday Fela! Five Classic Non-Classics

    Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have been 79 on Oct. 15. The Nigerian master musician died of AIDS in 1997, but his legacy lives on in Nigeria, as we hear in this week’s program “Remembering Fela,” and around the world. Of … Read more »

  • program October 12, 2017

    Remembering Fela

    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti would be 79 years old this month, had he not died from complications of AIDS in 1997. By the time of his death, Fela was the inventor of the enduring and influential Afrobeat music style, the composer of … Read more »

  • botb August 2, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Fela Kuti—20 Years After

    Aug. 2 marks the day Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died in 1997, at the age of 58. An African colossus, the controversial and always outspoken Nigerian musician/bandleader of Egypt 80, shook the earth with his music and messages, and in the past … Read more »

  • interview March 10, 2017

    The Francis Brothers: African Record Center

    Brooklyn, New York is a melting pot of many nationalities and cultures. There are also seemingly a million places that exhibit and pay homage to the history of these cultures. Tucked away in the heart of Prospect Lefferts Garden are … Read more »

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