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Upside Down: a Fela Kuti tribute mix by Rich Medina

Upside Down: a Fela Kuti tribute mix by Rich Medina

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #afrobeat chart, 2nd in the #funk chart and 4th in the #soul chart.

We originally aimed for publish this tribute back in August, to coincide with the 19th anniversary of Fela Kuti’s death. In hindsight though, when eulogising a character a vibrant as Fela, a celebration of life is much more fitting, so the fact that deadline's couldn't be met was a blessing in disguise. To mark what would have been his 78th birthday today, we've teamed up with a most learned scholar in Fela Kuti. Rich Medina is behind Jump 'n' Funk, America's original Fela Kuti tribute party, which began in 2001 initially focussing completely on Fela, but soon embracing the pan-African sound that his music has touched.

Read Rich's full tribute to Fela at:


Matt Braun (The Record Player)

Nice one Rich!!

Guðmundur Kristjánsson

that song that starts at 10:20...can someone tell me what that is?

Wyatt McGinnis Jr

Soul stirring !!!!

Konstantinos Lamda


Tasha Hanna

wait began in 2015? not sure if i'm misunderstanding the sentence or the date. Jump n Funk is way older than 2015

Stamp The Wax

2001! Just changed, thanks for the spot.

Will B
Will B


JP Dadson
JP Dadson

RIP Fela Kuti

NuNu Sa
NuNu Sa

THX 4 SHARING...Great !