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Win A Digital Copy Of The 'African All Stars' Compilation And Babatunde Gear

Enter to win a digital download of the 30-track 'African All Stars' compilation, plus Babatunde caps and headbands!


Okayafrica has partnered up with Believe Digital and French clothing label Babatunde to release African All Stars: The Best Indie & Alternative African Recordings Form 1970 To 2015. The expansive, 30-track compilation features a striking roster of legends alongside contemporary acts, including afrobeat torchbeares Tony Allen and Femi Kuti, Ghanaian highlife legend Ebo Taylor, Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, 70s Nigerian funk guitarist Harry Mosco, Northern Mali desert blues band Tinariwen, SA ‘guzu’ group Fantasma, London-Nairobi outfit Owiny Sigoma Band, Burkinabé rapper Art Melody, Rocky Marsiano, and Ibibio Sound Machine, and many others.

To mark the occasion we'll be giving away digital downloads of African All Stars for the next two weeks. In addition, our European readers will also be able to win a Babatunde 5-panel cap or headband (limited to European-based entries only). To enter, simply head over to our Facebook and comment with your favorite artist from the compilation. We'll contact the winners the week of March 23. Grab your copy of African All Stars here and check out some of the Babatunde goodies below!

>>>Enter To Win A Digital Copy Of African All Stars + Babatunde Gear

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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