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Fela Documentary on BBC Radio + FELA! in SF/LA


BBC Radio 6 is now airing The Afrobeat Revolutionary, a documentary on musical pioneer, political activist and all-around icon Fela Kuti. The program, narrated by Neneh Cherry, draws on recollections from Fela's closest friends, family and "star" fans including Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, and Damon Albarn. Stream Afrobeat Revolutionary in its entirety below.

For our West Coasters: catch FELA! the musical in San Francisco up 'til Dec. 11 and Los Angeles starting Dec. 14. Grab tickets here and follow/add FELA! for updates on the show's upcoming stops!

Stream: The Afrobeat Revolutionary

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Ikenna Nwagboso (BANKU MUSIC)

Mr Eazi and J Balvin Cross Continents to Bring Us 'Lento'

This sizzling afropop and reggaeton hit is surely a collab sent straight from heaven.

In an end of year collaboration sent straight from heaven, Nigeria's Mr Eazi and Colombia's J Balvin join forces and cultures to bring fans "Lento." The two continue their delectable cross-continental bond on the brilliant and infectious new hit.

The sizzling new single has something for fans of afropop, reggaeton, and everything in between.

The two music giants manage to perfectly bridge and melt their musical worlds together on an unmistakable Nigerian beat, courtesy of bad ass producer KILLERTUNES. All the while exchanging lyrics in Spanish, Yoruba and English, with a nod to Elvis Crespo's merengue classic "Suavemente."

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