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Classic Album Sundays presents Fela Kuti ‘Zombie’ & ‘Gentleman’

November’s album of the month will feature an extra special double bill of Fela Kuti with his albums ‘Zombie’ and ‘Gentleman’ with eleven events worldwide!

Throughout his life, Fela contended that AfroBeat was a modern form of danceable, African classical music with an urgent message for the planet’s denizens. Created out of a cross-breeding of Funk, Jazz, Salsa and Calypso with Juju, Highlife and African percussive patterns, it was to him a political weapon.

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Fela refused to bow to the music industry’s preference for 3-minute tracks, nor did he buckle under entreaties to moderate his overwhelmingly political lyrics. He went down in 1997 still railing against the consumerist gimmicks that taint pop music, with the aim, he felt, of promoting and imposing homogeneous aesthetic standards worldwide, thereby inducing passivity.

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The fact that AfroBeat is today globally winning hearts in its original form – lengthy, ably crafted, earthy compositions laced with explicitly political lyrics – suggests that Fela’s purgatory on earth may have served to awaken a sensibility in people to appreciate authenticity and substance.

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Join us to hear this incredible music as never before on one of our world class audiophile soundsystems.

London

Time & Date: Sunday November 5th 16:00 – 19:00

Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Tickets: £10 in advance here

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

New York City

Date and Time: Sunday November 19th 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

Tickets: $10 in advance soon

Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)

Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipsch LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers

Miami

Date and Time: Sunday 19th November 2017 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Tickets: $6 in advance soon

Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records

Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 TurntableAudio Note 1Q1 cartridgeAudio Note M2 Phono PreamplifierAudio Note Conqueror SET AmplifierDeja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage SpeakersAudio Note Lexus Cables

Sydney

Date and Time: Sunday November 12th, 5 to 8 pm

Venue: The World Bar

Tickets: $15 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon

Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)

Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW

Birmingham

Date and Time: November 26th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Venue: Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN

Tickets: £5 in advance soon

Presenter: Chris Watkiss and Raj Jassal

Audio Menu: Turntable: J.Sikora – Initial, Turntable Arm: Kuzma  – Stogi S12, 12 inch tonearm, Cartridge: Audio Technica – ART 9 Moving Coil, Speakers: hORNS – Mummy, Mono Block Amplifiers: Ming Da Dynasty – Cavatina, Pre-Amplifier: Audio Detail – Chela- 4, Phonostage: Audio Detail – NV-08 Navistar, Mains Conditioner: Gigawatt PC–3 EVO , Speaker Cables: Skogrand – Tchaikovsky, Interconnects: Albedo Solid ,Mains Cables: KBL & Albedo.

Audio Menu supplied by: Malvern Audio Research &  GPoint Audio

Washington DC

Date and Time: Sunday 12th November 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Joe Lapan

Audio Menu provided by Audioism.

REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM CartridgeREGA Fono MM Phono PreampAudioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback SystemXcilica HD System ProcessorAudioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects

Fukuoka

Date: TBC, 8pm to 11pm

Venue: Desiderata Fukuoka 1-15-3, 3F Imaizumi Chuo-ku Fukuoka 810-0014 Japan

Tickets: ¥1,000  – email: info@desiderata.jp

Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka) & Wataru Sato

Audio Menu: Klipschorn LoudspeakersMark Levinson 23.5L Power AmplifierMark Levinson No.26 PreamplifierPioneer Exclusive P3 turntableKoetsu Cartridge and Stepup Trans.

Oslo

Date and Time: Sunday November 12th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Venue: Kulturhuset LAB

Tickets: 100NOK online soon

Presenters: Kent Horne with Dele Sosimi, former bandleader of Fela’s Egypt’80

Audio Menu installed by Duet AudioCartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2Turntable: Dr. Feickert BlackbirdTone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800WIntegrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon AurisLoudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2Interconnects: Midas Reference SiljeSpeaker Cable: Midas Reference SiljePower Conditioner: Isol-8.

Stavanger

Time & Date: TBC 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Kunsthall Stavanger, Madlaveien 33, 4009 Stavanger, Norway

Tickets: 50 Nok in advance soon

Presenter: Tarjei Nygård

Audio Menu supplied by Spaceworld Soundgarden

Turntable – Electrocompaniet Ecg-1 Platespiller – Sort, Pre-Amp – Electrocompany Ecp2 Riaa, Amp – Electrocompany EC4.8 Preamplifier, Mono Block – Electrocompany AW600 Nemo Monoblock, Loudspeakers – Electrocompaniet The Nordic Tone Model 1 Gulvstående Høyttaler

Colorado Springs

Date and Time: TBC 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Local Relic, 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

Tickets: $5 in advance soon

Presenter: Chris O’Shea

Audio Menu supplied by The Music Room Colorado:

Speakers: Magico S1 M-Cast, Turntable: Rega RP8 w/Denon DL-103r, Phono Preamp: Moon 310LP and 320s, Preamplifier: Allnic L-3000 MK.2, Amplifiers: PS Audio BHK 300,  Power Conditioner: PS Audio P10, Speaker Wire: Tara Labs The One CX Speaker Cables

Berlin

Date & Time: TBC, 5 to 8 pm

Venue: TBC

Tickets: €10.00 in advance soon.

Audio Menu: TBC

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