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.

Read more: Album of the Month – Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie.’
Listen: Fela Kuti ‘Zombie’ Legacy Playlist