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Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 Oct 1938 – 2 Aug 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian musician and , pioneer of music, human rights activist, political maverick & leader of Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70.

HMV Magazine ranked him as #46 on a list of the 100 most influential musicians of the 20th century.

The musical style performed by Fela Kuti is called Afrobeat, which is essentially a fusion of , , , and traditional Yoruban chants and… read more

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  • Avatar for BJBooth
    If there is a documentary on Fela's life, I'd love to find it, if not, someone should put together one. I'm not sure I've come across anyone in music with such an incredible life. Btw, (comments below) every album does not sound the same and Captain Beefheart was a terrible band leader, just ask Ry Cooder...
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    Every album sounds the same but sounds cool.
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    que delícia!
  • Avatar for Friscollez
    The Black president forever !!!
  • Avatar for Friscollez
    Raw Music, tremendously majestic ! Utterly infectious ! ! Fela Kuti Forever !
  • Avatar for wingsoftoast
    When you learn about his life story, it really throws things in perspective. A man of privilege, who gave everything up for his beliefs; a man that really did get beaten down again and again but stood right up and kept on preaching; a man who as a band leader stands up among the greats: James Brown, Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart- and (cough) Mark E. Smith. Dodgy views on women, mind you,,,, but hey- if he'd been alive today, maybe he'd have changed his mind.
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    Afrobeat no go die ♥
  • Avatar for YvandresQR
    Brilliant! Inspiring. [3]

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