Africa-O-Ye! on 01/10/13
Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The best for last....
This, the third of three shows devoted to 1970s Nigeria and the advent of Afrobeat sums it all up: FELA.
One of the most iconic musical figures of the late 20th century, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Afrika 70's soul-jazz-R&B infused highlife, propelled by Yoruba rhythms layered with Afro-Cuban cláve and a deep funk groove carrying the message of an anti-colonial, Pan-African, anti-corrupt-global-corporate world view has become an enduring legacy, inspiring generations of musicians, listeners, and activists world-wide.
this week's host: Andy Hosch
note: I had planned to air an hour-long audio documentary "Nigeria 70", produced, recorded, and editied by Sue Bowerman for the Strut Records compilation of the same name, but instead will upload the documentary to kboo.fm/africaOYe. You ought to be able to download or listen there.