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FALATIFELA : KUTI TRIBUTE

FALATIFELA : KUTI TRIBUTE

Playing tracks by

Fela Kuti and Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers.

Some elements often present in Fela's music are the call-and-response within the chorus and figurative but simple lyrics. Fela's songs were also very long, at least 10–15 minutes in length, and many reaching the 20 or even 30 minutes, while some unreleased tracks would last up to 45 minutes when performed live. This was one of many reasons that his music never reached a substantial degree of popularity outside Africa. His LP records frequently had one 30-minute track per side. Typically there is an instrumental "introduction" jam part of the song, perhaps 10-15 minutes long, before Fela starts singing the "main" part.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fela_Kuti#Music

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