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Exclusive Stream: Fela Kuti & His Koola Lobitos 'Se E Tun De' For Record Store Day

Hear an exclusive stream of Fela Kuti and His Koola Lobito's rare track "Se E Tun De," coming out in limited vinyl for Record Store Day.


Knitting Factory Records are prepping a rare limited edition 7" of Se E Tun De / Waka Waka from Fela Kuti and his Koola Lobitos for this year's upcoming Record Store Day. The release's A-Side "Se E Tun De" features a more jazz-oriented version of Fela's signature afrobeat sound. Se E Tun De / Waka Waka will be available exclusively in stores on Record Store Day April 19. This limited vinyl follows last year's numerous Felabrations of what would've been Fela's 75th birthday, as well as KFR's release of The Best Of The Black President 2. Hear Fela Kuti And His Koola Lobitos' "Se E Tun De" streaming exclusively below.

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>>>Stream: Fela Ransome Kuti & His Koola Lobitos "Se E Tun De"

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