Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Afrobeat Revolutionary - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd September 2016

Fela Kuti created a unique sound, Afrobeat, but he was far more than a music star. In Nigeria he spoke out for the oppressed on all social issues. He was a cultural revolutionary, and paid the ultimate price.

Neneh Cherry tells his story and highlights the relevance of his influence on the music scene of Nigeria and across the world. Contributors include his sons and daughters - Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Motunrayo Kuti; Rikki Stein, Fela's manager for over 15 years; Sandra Isidore; drummer Tony Allen; and slam poet Saul Williams

First broadcast on Radio 2 in November 2008.

Fela Kuti - Shuffering & Shmiling [Universal/Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Zombie [Barclay]
Dorothy Love Coates and The Original Gospel Harmonettes - Untitled Instrumental [Speciality]
Fela Kuti - Highlife Time [Warner Music UK Limited]
Fela Kuti - Obe! (Soup) [Stern's African Record Centre]
Fela Ransome Kuti & Nigeria 70 - My Lady Frustration [Stern's Africa]
Fela Kuti - Shakara [Wrasse]
Fela Kuti - Africa Centre Of The World [Wrasse]
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 - Water No Get Enemy [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Lady [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - Unknown Soldier [Barclay]
Fela Kuti - V.I.P [Univeral]
Fela Kuti - Zombie [Barclay]
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense [Knitting Factory]

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