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?uestlove, Tony Allen, TV On The Radio, Spoek + More on RED HOT + FELA LP

See the RED HOT + FELA album tracklist with artists like Questlove, Tony Allen, TV On the Radio, Childish Gambino and many more.


RED HOT recently announced the tracklist for their upcoming Fela Kuti tribute album titled RED HOT + FELA. The compilation is set to have various contemporary musicians and recording artists pay homage to the late great Fela Kuti, who unexpectedly passed away from complications brought on by the AIDS virus in 1997. The album features thirteen Fela tracks, all remade by popular artist from the likes of legendary afrobeat pioneer Tony Allenfellow drummer ?uestlove of The Roots, TV On The Radio members, Baloji, Nneka, Spoek Mathambo, Just A BandZaki Ibrahim  — and the previously featured "Lady" (below) by ?uesto, Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naura. Look down below for the track listing from the upcoming album, dropping October 8th via Knitting Factory Records.

RED HOT + FELA Tracklist

01 Baloji & L'Orchestre de la Katuba [ft. Kuku]: "Buy Africa"

02 tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, & Akua Naru: "Lady"

03 Spoek Mathambo & Zaki Ibrahim: "Yellow Fever"

04 Nneka, Sinkane, Amayo & Superhuman Happiness: "No Buredi"

05 Just a Band & Childish Gambino: "Who No Know Go No"

06 My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus, Brittany Howard: "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am"

07 Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe, Kronos Quartet, Stuart Bogie: "Sorrow Tears and Blood"

08 Superhuman Happiness, Sahr Ngaujah, Abena Koomson, Rubblebucket: "ITT"

09 Tony Allen, M1, Baloji: "Afrodisco Beat 2013"

10 Just A Band, Bajah, Chance the Rapper: "Gentleman"

11 GendEr Infinity: "Hi Life Time"

12 Spoek Mathambo, Cerebral Cortex, Frown: "Zombie"

13 King: "Go Slow"

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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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