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Led by Nigerian-born multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer Fela Kuti (Fela Anikulapo Kuti), Koola Lobitos created a unique dance-inspiring hybrid incorporating the music of Nigeria and Western and . With its powerful horn-driven arrangements and the piano playing of Wole Bucknor, the group laid the foundations for what evolved into the sounds of .

The original lineup of Koola Lobitos was assembled in the late '50s when Kuti was a student at Trinity College of Music in London, England… read more

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  • Viva Fela!
  • great to hear inklings of what came later

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