Fela Kuti

About Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius, is the father of Afrobeat, a cross-breeding of Funk, Jazz, Salsa and Calypso with Juju, Highlife and African percussive patterns. To him it was a political weapon that he used to excoriate Nigeria’s corrupt politicians, ruling-class elite, mindless military, and the colonial masters. Today, through the re-release of his entire catalog, the Broadway musical FELA! based on his life, and an upcoming film, he is finally getting his due.

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