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Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. He was primarily known as the creator of "Afrobeat", a combination of jazz, james brown-esque funk, and traditional African chants and rhythms; So popular was his particular brand of this style, that during his lifetime he utterly failed to have rivals, essential sustaining a monopoly over the genre which lasted well after he has died, and even to this day the genre's sounds is still heavily indebted to him. Overall, he was extremely prolific, prod ...read more

Fela Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. He was primarily known as the creator of "Afrobeat", a combination of jazz, james brown-esque funk, and traditional African chants and rhythms; So popular was his particular brand of this style, that during his lifetime he utterly failed to have rivals, essential sustaining a monopoly over the genre which lasted well after he has died, and even to this day the genre's sounds is still heavily indebted to him. Overall, he was extremely prolific, producing around 50 albums, typically composed of compositions which frequently ran over 10 minutes each. He was one of the few African artists to have managed to amass a considerable following outside of his home continent, and remains one of Africa's most well known and beloved musicians. « hide

Similar Bands: Femi Kuti, Antibalas, Mulatu Astatke, Geraldo Pino, Dick Khoza

LPs
Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
1986

3.3
4 Votes
Coffin for Head of State
1981

4.6
5 Votes
Shuffering and Shmiling
1978

4.6
7 Votes
Zombie
1977

4.3
122 Votes
Opposite People
1977

3.5
2 Votes
Sorrow Tears and Blood
1977

4.4
20 Votes
J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)
1977

3.5
1 Votes
Kalakuta Show
1976

3.5
1 Votes
He Miss Road
1975

4.1
17 Votes
Confusion
1975

4
20 Votes
Expensive Shit
1975

4.2
94 Votes
Alagbon Close
1974

4.3
6 Votes
Gentleman
1973

4
26 Votes
Afrodisiac
1973

3.8
12 Votes
Shakara
1972

3.6
9 Votes
Roforofo Fight
1972

4.1
28 Votes
Fela's London Scene
1971

3.8
3 Votes
The '69 Los Angeles Sessions
1969

3.7
3 Votes
Live Albums
Fela with Ginger Baker Live!
1971

4.2
5 Votes
Compilations
The Best of the Black President
1999

4.1
4 Votes

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