Tagged: Fela Kuti

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Stream: New Tracks from 37th State, Tony Allen’s New Afrobeat Group

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 … read more »

POSTED February 4, 2011 10:36AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Contest: Win Like a Million Fela Kuti Related Prizes

You know how when you’re a kid you just want your birthday to last forever, but it’s only one day and you eventually learn to accept that and then you get older and you wish … read more »

POSTED October 13, 2010 6:45PM IN CONTESTS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (42) TAGS: ,

Video: Ghariokwu Lemi Talks Fela Kuti Album Art

Fela Kuti recorded and released dozens of albums, each with a specifically agitprop cover meant to elicit the same rebellious feelings as the songs between them. Lagos native and friend of Fela, Ghariokwu Lemi, is … read more »

POSTED July 12, 2010 5:28PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO TAGS: , ,
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Fela Kuti Joins Record Store Day with Limited Vinyl EP + Questlove Interview and Mix

After years of artists borrowing his ideas or appropriating his jams, it can seem as though Fela Kuti is as commonplace in the modern music fan’s collection as The Beatles or Stevie Wonder. But only … read more »

POSTED March 31, 2010 1:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

DEDICATION: Young Jeezy and Fela Kuti (What? Yes.)

We knew we loved Jeezy but once we heard him call Fela Kuti “gangster” and say “He might be the African Jizzle” we knew it was meant to be. That’s right, you two are soulmates. … read more »

POSTED March 8, 2010 8:09PM IN SUITE903 Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

The FADER Issue 66 Free Download

We’ve heard from a few people—more than a few actually—surprised at our choice of cover stars for FADER #66. This shock is not over the individual artists, but over their juxtaposition. This is what FADER … read more »

POSTED March 2, 2010 11:38AM IN MAGAZINE, MUSIC Comments (9) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Video: Broadway's "Fela" Rocks the Roots Holiday Jam

We haven’t seen it yet but everyone we know is saying FELA! on Broadway is transcendent and amazing. Clearly the cast is not faking it—they rolled through the Roots Holiday Jam in NYC and not … read more »

POSTED December 17, 2009 12:48PM IN SUITE903 TAGS: ,

J.Period & K'NAAN Present…"The Messengers"

J. Period & K’Naan have something special for you! read more »

POSTED August 18, 2009 4:26PM IN SUITE903 Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,

The Present Meets The Future: An Interview With K'Naan

It’s difficult for Americans to understand the political and personal strife many in the world are facing today. We witness filtered views of places like Iraq and Afghanistan through highly desensitized news reports, and still can’t imagine what life must be like in these war-torn areas. Now try to imagine a place that is more dangerous than either of these places. A country where pirates still patrol the waters, where children handle AK-47s like toys and unbridled destruction, merciless warlords and ruthless terror are a regular part of everyday life. read more »

POSTED March 17, 2009 11:00PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Freeload: Jay-Z, “Roc Boys (Mike Love’s Nigerian Gangster Remix)”

Since it’s going to be 60-something degrees in New York tomorrow, we’re going to have a barbecue. Fuck a February, it’s Spring! Also, Mike Love just sent us this indubitably BBQ-able track from his upcoming … read more »

POSTED February 5, 2008 12:20PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,