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Fela vs. Nusrat -- Afrobeat vs. Qawwali -- 11 October 2013

Fela vs. Nusrat -- Afrobeat vs. Qawwali -- 11 October 2013

Playing tracks by

Fela Kuti, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Fela Kuti & Afrika 70, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party, Lala Njava and more.

This week’s show starts with a celebration of the lives and music of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti and Qawwali king Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose birthdays are this week. Without them, the face of “world music” would be far different. Though one is known for his vocal prowess in singing devotional Sufi music and the other for feisty anti-establishment poly-rhythmic funk-jazz, both are huge figures. Listen in to see how they sound side by side. Plus new releases from other parts of the planet in the second hour of the show.

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