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The Newly Relaunched Fela Kuti Site

The new Fela Kuti website boasts a number of in-depth features including articles and a new Brian Eno playlist of his favorite Fela songs.


The king of afrobeat has a new digital home at the relaunched Fela Kuti website. The new official site boasts a number of in-depth features including articles about the influence of Fela on other musical legends, a short biography by Carlos Moore (author of Fela: This Bitch Of A Life), an obituary written by Fela's longtime manager Rikki Stein, a complete discography, exclusive videos and photos, an events page for afrobeat-related events, a new Brian Eno playlist of his 5 favorite Fela Kuti songs and a new online shop.

"This website is a homage to Fela, telling his story through the eyes of those who knew and loved him, from near or far," a statement reads. "Anecdotes, blogs, features, photographs, videos, memorabilia and his music; powerful, ever-present, effervescent. Timeless symphonic funky epitaphs to his genius and his humanity. At his funeral one million people chanted 'Fela will live forever!' How right they were!"

Visit Fela.net and the Regular Trademark store. Use the discount code OKAYFELA for 15% off all orders! Watch a video from the new Fela site below. #YeahYeah

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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