Red Hot + Fela

by Fela Kuti

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Stefan Skoglund
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Stefan Skoglund RiSe Africa mother of all Favorite track: Lady – tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo + Akua Naru.
Adrian Kingwell
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Adrian Kingwell The polyrhythms at the end of this song are awesome Favorite track: Lady – tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo + Akua Naru.
Shaggy Maggot
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Shaggy Maggot Baloji channels Fela for a very good cause.

The other tracks are far from shabby. [The many artistic conributors also include Tony Allen, Nneka, and Jim James.] Favorite track: Buy Africa – Baloji & L’Orchestre de la Katuba featuring Kuku.
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Red Hot is an AIDS awareness organization currently partnering with cross-genre collaborators representing rock, hip-hop, Americana, and classical for this release of Fela Kuti compositions, Red Hot + Fela (Knitting Factory Records). The release includes classic Fela anthems like “Lady” recorded by tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua Naru, “Zombie” recorded by Spoek Mathambo, Cerebral Cortex, and Frown, and “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” recorded by My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus (from tUnE-yArDs), and Brittany Howard (from Alabama Shakes) and “Sorrow, Tears & Blood” reworked by the Kronos Quartet along with TV On The Radios’ Kyp Malone and Tune Adembimpe.

The partnership between KFR and Red Hot is particularly relevant to Fela Kuti, given that he died of an AIDS-related illness himself. To date, Red Hot has released 18 albums and produced several concert and film series to raise money and awareness to fight AIDs around the world. They have partnered with countless local, national, and international AIDS organizations, all of whom have benefited from releases like Red Hot + Fela.Red Hot + FELA LIVE! is produced with Anthony Demby and Paul Heck for the Red Hot Organization.

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released October 8, 2013

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Fela Kuti Lagos, Nigeria

Over a decade after his death, vindication has come to Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius. AfroBeat, his gift to the world, is now an international staple on his own uncompromising terms, social content intact.

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