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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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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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