Download unreleased audio files from Fela Kuti & Egypt 80's 1981/1988 shows in Amsterdam and Lagos. .
We're one week into October and Fela Kuti's birthday month is already proving to be HUGE. Last week saw a 'First Listen' of the upcoming RED HOT + Fela LP along with Baloji's "Buy Africa" lyric vid. Still to come is tomorrow's official RED HOT + FELA drop, a Fela-inspired music slot on Fallon (10/11), AND, our very own FELABRATION at the Brooklyn Bowl on 10/17.
In the latest awesome bit of news, Funk It Blog has paid an early birthday tribute to the late greatest through the release of previously unreleased Fela recordings circa 1980s. It's a mystery to us how the live funk dedicated site obtained their hands on gold, but no doubt it's a fresh soundtrack for the monthlong celebration. The offering includes four cuts total, clocking in at just over two hours of history now frozen through mp3. Listen to "Original Sufferhead" in Amsterdam below and download the string of recordings via Funk It Blog.
1) "Gov’t Chicken Boy" [27:29]
2) Original Sufferhead [35:26]
1988 Lagos Sunsplash:
1) "Big Blind Country" [22:20]
2) "O.D.O.O." [39:40]