Fela Anikulapo Kuti Podcast

January 10, 2006

Click here to listen to my Podcast of the music and politics of Nigerian music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997). The undisputed father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti was raised in a middle class family with international socialist connections. His parents expected him to become a doctor, but he decided to pursue music instead, becoming a prolific composer, singer, lyricist, keyboardist, saxophonist, and trumpeter. A trip to the United States in 1969 introduced him to the American civil rights movement, Black Power, free love, and James Brown.

In this inaugural Podcast, I spin four of Fela’s grooviest beats and three lesser-known sides from James Brown, who was a huge influence on Fela’s music.

(For the time being, this show is being hosted on Portland Indymedia Web Radio’s website as a streaming file only. As soon as possible, it will be migrated over to Odeo.com as a true Podcast which can be downloaded and played at the time and place of your choosing.)

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One Response to “Fela Anikulapo Kuti Podcast”

  1. Kenneth Says:

    Thanks for the effort you made in appreciating Baba.
    Although he is no more with us but he can never die because he lives through enomous raw African Jazz music.

    Baba No get equal Lailai(4ever)


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