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Afro-Beat-Early Fela Mix-AWestAfricanIndependenceSoulSession Vol 1

Afro-Beat-Early Fela Mix-AWestAfricanIndependenceSoulSession Vol 1

About the show

Playing tracks by

Fela Ransome-Kuti and His Africa 70, Fela Ransome-Kuti and His Koola Lobitos, Fela Ransome-Kuti and Nigeria 70 and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and His Africa 70.

Chart positions

This upload was 18th in the #afrobeat chart.

Early Fela, the era of the 7" introduced a time constraint that made him edit his compositions, making them more direct. He preferred a more organic build-up; symphonic and polyphonic. He very quickly stopped recording singles and short songs...

Fela's contribution to the history of Nigeria cannot be over-elaborated. He was the unwavering voice, the fearless warrior, the lone traveller, a man of many sorrows, burdened by the weight of our history, our conscience, weights of the common man. He refused to shuffer and shmile.

I took the picture at the Elysée Montmatre during his last European tour around 1993.

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