2018-10-12 Branches of Fela’s Tree

Fela Kuti Lives!Fela Kuti (born Oct. 15, 1938) planted the root of what became Afrobeat music. Today, many are carrying on his work including his sons Femi and Seun, former bandmates including Tony Allen, and countless worldwide afrobeat bands from the Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra to Brazil’s Bixiga 70. We go from the roots to the branches on this week’s show.

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Hour 1
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Upside Down (Edit) – Finding Fela

Ginger Baker – Something Nice – Stratavarious

Femi Kuti – Wonder Wonder – Femi Kuti

Seun Kuti + Egypt 80 – African Airways – A Long Way To The Beginning

Ebo Taylor & the Pelicans – Come Along – Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves – Ghana & Togo 1972-1978

Tony Allen – Ayenlo – Secret Agent

Bixiga 70 – Quebra Cabeça – Quebra Cabeça

The Daktaris – Daktari Walk – Soul Explosion

Antibalas – Big Man – Who Is This America?

Hour 2
London Afrobeat Collective – I No Be Criminal – Food Chain

JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra – Natural Vibes – MEDIACRACY

The KutiMangoes – Fire – Afro-Fire

Zion 80 – V’Shamru – Warriors

Les Freres Smith – Gondwana – Contreband Mentality

Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra – Oni zaraz przyjda tu (They Will Come Here Soon) – Oni zaraz przyjda tu

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band – Tribulation – Bone Reader

Hoodna Afrobeat Orchestra – 5 AM – Let Go

Minor Empire – Istanbul’dan Uskudar’a Yol Gider – Uprooted

Tragavenao Orquesta Afrobeat – Mantecon Bolivio – Tragavenao Orquesta Afrobeat

Verckys & L’Orchestre Vévé – Cheka Sana High – Verckys & L’Orchestre Vévé: Congolose Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978 (Analog Africa No. 17)

Fela Kuti – Zombie (feat. Kevin Mambo & Lillias White) – Fela! (Original Broadway Cast Recording)


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