Our latest playlist features the influences, inspirations and contemporary artists surrounding our November Album of the Month: Fela Kuti’s ‘Zombie’. 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. Check out the sounds that influenced him including Geraldo Pino, Angela Davis, James Brown and many more.
Our Fela Kuti ‘Zombie’ Legacy Playlist is here.
Details of our worldwide Fela Kuti events during November 2017 are here.