Any Fela Kuti fans in here?

Scott Miller

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Huge fan. I like how his songs often have a five-minute instrumental introduction, then they lock into a groove, and then the vocals start. Each song is a commitment.
 

Ryguy

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Indeed! I was lucky enough to see him live at the Shrine in Lagos about 5 different times in '92 with his big ass band (2 drummers - bass- 2 guitars- 2 keys- maybe 7 horn players and another 7-10 singers. Plus Fela). Those were incredible events that transcended even the amazing music. Actually got to hang with his for about 39 minutes after one show. Un-for-gettable!
 

zoooombiex

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Thanks for the link! Pandora also finally added Fela. And there's always amazon, though which albums are available on a given day seems to change.

Also, for Fela fans, I thought I'd throw out a plug for Skerik's Bandalabra. Sort of a stripped-down quartet with afrobeat leanings.
 
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