March 2012

Fela Kuti

If you like funk or soul, you’ve got to hear this

Undoubtedly a giant in world music, Fela Kuti was one of those artists who was way more than “just” a musician. He was a rebel through and through – a man who both ran for president and was repeatedly beaten by the police in his native Nigeria. He never backed down, forming his own political party and even his own republic, and fought against the corruption in Nigeria even after his mother was thrown from a second floor window of his compound. He died in 1997 from an AIDS related illness.