Fela Kuti

Born 15 October 1938. Died 2 August 1997.
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Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti; 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

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  1. Review of The Best of the Black President 2

    The Best of the Black President 2 2013

    Reviewed by Stevie Chick
    Cherry-picked cuts from the catalogue of He Who Carries Death In His Pouch.
  2. Review of Live in Detroit 1986

    Live in Detroit 1986 2012

    Reviewed by Stevie Chick
    Rediscovered concert recording from the king of afrobeat.
  3. Review of Anthology 2

    Anthology 2 2010

    Reviewed by Robin Denselow
    Crucial listening for any African music enthusiast.
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