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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"

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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