- 1 year ago
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: http://www.stampthewax.com/2016/10/15/fela-kuti-tribute-mix-by-rich-medina/