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6 Classic Fela Kuti Albums Get Limited Colored Vinyl Releases

'Everything Scatter,' 'Beast Of No Nation,' 'Fear Not For Man,' 'Roforofo Fight,' and 'Alagbon Close' to be released in colored vinyl.


Six of Fela Kuti's classic albums —Everything Scatter (1975), Beast Of No Nation (1985), Fear Not For Man (1977), Roforofo Fight (1972), Alagbon Close (1974), and Na Poi (1972) —  are set to receive a limited edition pressing through a joint effort from Knitting Factory and PledgeMusic. The afrobeat legend's LPs will each be released in an individual vinyl color alongside a new batch of Fela material also includes test pressings, limited edition t-shirts, screen prints and posters designed by Lemi Ghariokwu, the graphic designer, illustrator and artist behind 26 of Fela's iconic album covers. This will be the first time since their original pressing in Nigeria that some these albums are available on vinyl. See a round up of the new goods in the video below and head over to PledgeMusic's Fela Kuti page where you can pre-order everything now. All six records will be released on October 16 via Knitting Factory Records.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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