Supporting The 2CD set Definitive Collection: Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti
Like father, like son. Femi Kuti is the undisputed inheritor of the genius of Nigerian Afro-beat superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. His version of Afro-beat is the most exciting sound to emerge from Nigeria for years, borrowing the best elements from his father's powerfully polyrhythmic prototype of funk, jazz, and a sound that took James Brown's beat back to Africa.

There is enormous interest around Femi in 2007, in that it is 10 Years since his father's death and it is 200 years since the abolition of slavery, an issue that Femi is very outspoken on.

The Definitive Collection: Femi Kuti (Wrasse) draws on all three of Femi's albums including tracks from the rare first self titled album, with stunning tracks "Wonder Wonder" and "Survival." Also included is his duet with Rachid Taha singing the haunting "Ala Jalkoum" and a remake of one of Fela's favorites "Water No Get Enemy" which was on the Red Hot and Riot tribute album. This is coupled with a limited edition bonus CD of 10 of the finest mixes of all things Femi Kuti.

Femi Kuti tour dates available HERE.

"Femi is one of the most dynamic and invigorating figures around." The Times

"One of the true giants of African music." Q

[Published on: 5/11/07]

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jalew starstarstarstar Fri 5/11/2007 06:52PM
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Fillmore, Truckee & Horning's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

beau1 Fri 5/11/2007 08:26PM
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I watched the shrine documentary ..........Wow! What a great family!

All Loving Liberal White Guy starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/11/2007 11:42PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

I also reccomend a great documentery called "Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon". Amazing stuff. Femi is talanted and puts on a blazing live show butreccomen Fela was where it's at. Highly reccomened. This dude was like the Bob Marley of Africa and openely dropped the glove tow the Nigerian military dictatorship and took them on. Bands like Antibalas, Delta Nove, ALO, etc. all are hugely influenced by him. Check out his album called "Expensive Shit".

"WAAAAHHHTUH! It no get enemy!"

The1AndOnlyDJCT starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/12/2007 07:39AM
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Where's the NY date??

21mmer starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/12/2007 08:09AM
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crusty dumpling....i'm in complete agreement with your take on fela. i would also check out "zombie" and "he miss road", two other great fela releases.....plus he's got some good stuff out there w/ ginger baker on the drums. that being said, i'm way pumped up to see femi touring the u.s. i saw him about 8 years ago in new orleans and the guy played his ass off!

lovemusicfood starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/12/2007 10:25AM
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Fela has another son touring the U.S. this summer. Seun Kuti is doing his first U.S. tour and is touring WITH FELA'S BAND EGYPT 80. Don't miss the tour. Check out his tour dates @ http://www.myspace.com/seunkuti

On another note... Zombie is a great album and a very good military critique at a time like this. Definitely listen to that album.

stinkd Sat 5/12/2007 02:12PM
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Femi Kuti at the Boulder Theatre is on July 31st.

Daft Punk is at Red Rocks on july 31st.

Which would you choose???

roberto767 Sat 5/12/2007 03:25PM
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spaceface7 starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/12/2007 05:46PM
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WHAT?!?!? Femi Kuti and Soulive in Toronto?!?! I think this is the very first time ive ever wanted to go to toronto for some music.

paulyblunts Mon 5/14/2007 06:52AM
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no NYC date? thats just crazy.

paulyblunts Mon 5/14/2007 07:10AM
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no NYC date? thats just crazy.

rmm26 Mon 5/14/2007 01:16PM
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NYC at Central Park Summerstage. For the first working summer of my life, Summerstage has the greatest schedule ever.

MiWi La Lupa starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/15/2007 01:14PM
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MiWi La Lupa

Shoki Shoki! Worrrrd. Shake your nyash!