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Young Fathers Live At Festival Les inRocks

Watch the 30 minute set from Young Fathers live at Festival les inRocks.


Edinburgh-based Scottish / Liberian / Nigeria trio Young Fathers delivered the good word to French audiences last week at a stop in Paris for Festival les inRocks. The art-rap collective has been busy touring Europe in the lead up to their forthcoming proper LP debut, news that was recently accompanied with the hyper-colored "LOW" video. French media outlet Culturebox taped the 30 minute sermon in which pounding heart percussion and savior-like presence instantly transform the joint into a cultish gathering. Watch the dark arts unfold live below. Dead is due out Feb 4 via Anticon/Big Dada. For more from YF grab a free download of Africa In Your Earbuds #38.

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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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