Africa-O-Ye! on 01/10/13

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Africa-O-Ye!
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Thu, 01/10/2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Nigeria 70: Fela Anikulapo Kuti

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.

 

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