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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 highlife music of Nigeria and Western jazz and R'n'B. 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 Afro-beat.

The original lineup of Koola Lobitos was…

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