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Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti
Born: Oct 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria
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Died: Aug 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria
Genre: World
Biography: It's almost impossible to overstate the impact and importance of Fela Anikulapo (Ransome) Kuti (or just Fela as he's more commonly known) to the global musical village: producer, arranger, musician, political radical, outlaw. He was all that, as well as showman par excellence, inventor of Afro-beat, ...Read full biography
Gentleman
Released: 1973
Label: Creole Down Home Records
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Gentleman is both an Africa 70 and Afro-beat masterpiece. High marks go to the scathing commentary that Fela Anikulapo Kuti lets loose but also to the instrumentation and the overall arrangements, as they ...Read full review
Shuffering/Shmiling
Released: 1977
Label: PolyGram
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After the 1977 police attack on Fela's Kalakuta Republic, where his mother and about 80 members of his entourage and band were injured and arrested, he set out to light a fire underneath the authority ...Read full review
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