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The Top Fela Kuti Tributes & Remixes For Felabration 2013

We listed off the top Fela Kuti remixes and tributes to come from Felabration 2013.


This month has no doubt been packed with Fela Kuti tributes and remixes to celebrate what would have the afrobeat godfather's 75th birthday. We thought it only right to close this huge FELABRATION week with a compilation of the best to come so far — the party is still going! We've also sprinkled out list with a few standout tributes from earlier this year. Hear them all below!

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iZem - "ITT (iZem edit)

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Eedris Abdulkareem ft. Femi Kuti - "Fela"

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KING - "Go Slow"

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Afrikan Boy - "Hit Em Up"

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My Morning Jacket x Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) x Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs) x the Antibalas horns section x The Roots - “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am

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Baloji x L'Orchestre de la Katuba x Kuku - "Buy Africa"

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.

ABC News reports that former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja reportedly passed away this past Tuesday. The exact cause of death is unclear but reports indicate that the 82-year-old had been battling age-related illnesses for several years. The former head-of-state succumbed to his illness(s) in a hospital in Niamey, Niger. According to VoA, the Nigerien government officially called for the nation to enter into a three-day mourning period.

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