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Fela Kuti

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Fela Kuti artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

From Africa With Fury: Rise is Seun Kuti's latest album with his father Fela's band, Egypt 80.

July 16, 2011 The youngest son of Fela Kuti is still leading the band he inherited from his father as a teen.

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February 22, 2010 All Songs Considered's latest episode features Fela Kuti, Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Toure and more.

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Africa 300

July 23, 2009 These five songs, from the repertoire of Afropop legends, will work within any summer party mix.

Reviews

Tony Allen

June 21, 2010 Critic Milo Miles examines the new wave of Afrobeat musicians, and how they build upon the style.

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More Stories

Kronos Quartet performs with Sahr Ngaujah (front) and Abena Koomson (center) at New York's Lincoln Center. Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album, comes out Oct. 8.

September 29, 2013 A new tribute to the Nigerian bandleader features Jim James, Kronos Quartet, tUnE-yArDs and more.

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October 5, 2008 A new musical explores the controversial life and legacy of Nigerian revolutionary Fela Kuti.

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April 3, 2009 Hear five of the hip-hop poet's favorite songs — tracks in which the music itself calls for change.

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July 30, 2007 Femi Kuti talks about his success, his father's legacy, and his enduring love for Africa.

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From Africa With Fury: Rise

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  • Album: From Africa With Fury: Rise
  • Artist: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80
  • Label: Because
  • Released: 2011
 

Secret Agent

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  • Album: Secret Agent
  • Artist: Tony Allen
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2010
 

Adje! Adje!

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  • Album: Adje! Adje!
  • Artist: Elikeh
  • Released: 2010
 

Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti

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  • Album: Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: MCA