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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 January 27, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #2: Fela Kuti’s Legacy

    Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow are currently in Lagos, Nigeria researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide‘s Hip Deep series. Here’s their latest field report. LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 27–Our day of Felebration began at the Kalakuta Museum, created in … Read more »

  • blog July 27, 2016

    Photo Essay: Femi Kuti and Bombino at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

    A mighty pair took the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn stage in Prospect Park last Saturday, July 23: Nigerian Afrobeat heir Femi Kuti, and Tuareg rocker Bombino, from Agadez, Niger. The two West African stars rocked a packed house, the expansive bandshell … Read more »

  • botb July 26, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Femi Kuti, Part Two

    In 1995, Femi Kuti was very much the new kid on the block. He had his own band, but was still playing in the very long shadow of his father, Fela. When this comprehensive interview by The Beat’s peripatetic scholar/journalist … Read more »

  • blog July 22, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Femi Kuti, Part One

    To complement Femi Kuti’s upcoming appearances in New York—Celebrate Brooklyn on Sat., July 23, and Brooklyn Bowl, July 27—and forthcoming dates across the U.S., we offer a two-part series from The Beat featuring interviews from 1996 and 2000. Olufela Olufemi … Read more »

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