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Premiere: Stream KG Omulo's 'Ayah Ye! Moving Train' LP


KG Omulo plays hard-hitting Afrofunk tunes influenced by a rural Kenyan childhood spent listening to Motown grooves and East & Western African classics. While still a teenager in Kenya, KG and his friends sang in a barber-shop style trio playing songs somewhere in between doo wop and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. A subsequent move to the States found him tackling new arrangements alongside some of Central Florida's chief brass and string players. Hear his guitar-laden, horn infused Ayah Ye! Moving Train debut LP, out today, in its entirety and catch a clip for album cut "Quality Women" below!

Ayah Ye! Moving Train by kgomulo

Quality Women from KG Omulo on Vimeo.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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