Friday, November 1, 2013

Acapulco Nights 10/19/13, Tribute to Fela Kuti

This week we pay tribute to the late Fela Kuti in recognition of what would have been his 75th birthday (he passed away back in 1997). The Nigerian, singer, saxophonist, song writer, producer, dancer, and activist, was the main innovator of the style Afrobeat. Afrobeat is one of the funkiest styles of dance music, and Kuti's catalog is an excellent way of getting into the music. Kuti's life is a story interesting enough to inspire numerous books, documentaries, and even a broadway play. Studebaker Hawk plays his favorites from Kuti's discography.

Playlist for hour 1

Fela Kuti - Let's Start
Fela Kuti - Shakara
Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight
Fela Kuti - Opposite People (Bosq's Whiskey Barons rework)
Fela Kuti - Sorrow Tears And Blood

Playlist for hour 2

Fela Kuti - Water No Get Enemy
Fela Kuti - Egbe Mi O
Fela Kuti - Lady
Fela Kuti - Black Man's Cry
Fela Kuti - Zombie

Listen live each week at 91.1FM, Friday night/Saturday morning, Midnight-2am EST  

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