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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 »

  • blog June 11, 2014

    Seun Kuti Kicks Off U.S. Tour in New York City

    Seun Kuti has grown into his role as a principle torchbearer of Afrobeat, the globally loved Nigerian musical genre created by his late father Fela Kuti. After Fela died in 1997, his youngest son inherited the old man’s band, Egypt … Read more »

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