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All posts with tag: Fela Anikulapo Kuti

  • 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 »

  • interview September 12, 2017

    Mind the Band: Tony Allen

    “Mind the Band” is a new series consisting of interviews conducted and transcribed by Nenim Iwebuke. Nenim is a Nigerian-born, New York-based DJ who brought this series to life through his many encounters with underground and mainstream musicians performing at … Read more »

  • review September 7, 2017

    What Goes Up

    Afrobeat has a much-traveled history. With all the shuttling of ingredients across the pond between Africa and the United States, it could have earned enough frequent flyer miles to go many times around the world–first class. Which in many ways … Read more »

  • interview July 12, 2017

    Seun Kuti: No Holds Barred

    In January 2017 in Lagos, Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow spent a few hours with Seun Kuti at his home, talking about his career, musical life in Lagos, politics and other things. The interview was part of the research for … Read more »

  • review October 12, 2016

    Struggle Sounds

    “Struggle music, struggle sounds” are the opening words on ”Struggle Sounds,” one of three tracks on a new EP from Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, also entitled Struggle Sounds. It straight away lays bare the raw sentiment embodied in all … Read more »

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