Tony Allen, Fela Kuti’s incredible drummer (also Damon Albarn’s incredible drummer) has formed 37th State, a new afrobeat group along with Kuti’s original keyboard player Dele Sosimi. The commissioned vocals from a whole host of different folks, from Slum Village to star of the Broadway show FELA!. The album is out next week, but you can hear tracks from it right now. “Why,” featuring singer Lisa Lore is streamable below.
Stream: 37th State f. Lisa Lore, “Why”