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Okayafrica CMJ: Red Hot + Felabration 2013 w/ Questlove!

Join us as we celebrate Felabration and the release of Red Hot + FELA at Brooklyn Bowl!


To coincide with FELABRATIONS across the globe, Okayafrica is presenting its own Felabration during CMJ at Brooklyn Bowl (Thurs, Oct 17). Join us as we rejoice and honor what would have been the afrobeat godfather Fela Anikulapo Kuti's 75th birthday with an all out celebration of the great man's life and legacy through music and activism.

We'll be holding it down and celebrating the release of the Red Hot + FELA album alongside the FELA! band starring Sahr Ngaujah (the star of FELA! on Broadway) and Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew! Afterwards the party will shift to a Fela-themed Bowl Train, DJ'ed by the only ?uestlove, which will continue until the wee hours. ?uesto will be spinning Fela Kuti and afrobeat hits throughout his usual set. We'll also be showcasing some classic Fela performances and interview clips. See you all there!

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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