A tribute to Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Here is our tribute to Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Fela was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. He has been called “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend.” During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers. Over a million people attended Fela’s funeral in Lagos. We wanted to make a mix that embodied the continuation of his music whilst revisiting a few classics. We hope you enjoy it.

Tracklist:

Questlove on Fela Kuti [ Interview clip from Finding Fela] Fela Kuti & De La Soul – Trouble in the Water (instrumental)
Fela Soul – Breakadawn
Fela Kuti & the Africa 70 – Water no get enemy
Afro Cult foundation – The quest
The KutiMangoes – Song For Fela
MixMaster Mike + Lateef and The Gift of Gab – Kalakuta show remix
Zeb – Revolutionary dreams
Roy Ayers & Fela Kuti – 2000 Blacks got to be free (Full 18 minute version)