Fela Kuti

The 50 Best Live Albums of the 1970s

The concert industry exploded in the 1970s, and the live album, a stopgap project once reserved for only the biggest artists, became a compulsory ritual…
Al Shipley / July 5, 2021

Made in Nigeria: The Grandson of Fela Kuti Upholds His Family’s Afrobeat Message

"A self-centered way of life will bring all of us down in the end," Made Kuti sighs on "Different Streets," the saddest funky track to…
Peter Holslin / December 2, 2020

Fela Kuti: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1986 issue of SPIN. Nigeria's Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, political gadfly, king of Afrobeat, and preeminent pan-Africanist, regained…
Randall F. Grass / July 27, 2019

Watch Erykah Badu Cover Fela Kuti on The Tonight Show

Last night, Erykah Badu was the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where she performed a medley featuring songs from her debut album and well as her…
Arielle Gordon / December 21, 2017

Erykah Badu Curates New Volume in Fela Kuti Box Set Series

Erykah Badu is compiling a box set of her favorite albums by pioneering Afrobeat saxophonist, keyboardist, and bandleader Fela Kuti. Badu's collection is the fourth in a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 16, 2017

Watch Lauryn Hill Perform a Medley of “Lost Ones” and Fela Kuti’s “Zombie”

Lauryn Hill has extended "MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling!" the ambitious, special-guest-filled North American tour she's been on since August. To promote it, she's also…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 15, 2016

The 15 Best Music Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now

Whether it's a snow day where you are, or simply the waning holidaze keeping you indoors, we've got enough Netflix-streaming music documentaries below to program…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2014
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