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Paying homage to the birth of jamming — the African Drum Circle — today’s episode features music by Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Mustafa Khaliq Ahmed, Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure, homage Mapfumo, and many other great African musicians.
Custom Check Point is a very unique song for Fela b/c It’s very intense, danceable to the extreme, w/ an oriental sounding keyboard solo!
“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” – Fela Kuti. Today we honor Allen’s unique talent & musical genius during his epic career
‘Ewe Rono’ takes vintage sounds and vocals & adds contemporary electronic production to introduce these sounds to the next generation!
Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker’s, ‘Ye Ye De Smell,’ means bullshit stinks & it’s about people getting what they deserve – reaping what you sow!
Masterpiece, Shuffering And Shmiling, was banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation due to it’s perceived socially inflammatory lyrics

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