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The Harder They Fall: A Black Western with a pan-African soundtrack
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The Harder They Fall: A Black Western with a pan‑African soundtrack

Koffee, Fatoumata Diawara, Mayra Andrade, Barrington Levy, and Fela Kuti all step in to redefine the score of the American Western and the forgotten black cowboy on Netflix’s The Harder They Fall.  Netflix’s original The […]

Fela Kuti revisited in 7xLP Box Set
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Fela Kuti revisited in 7xLP Box Set

Curated by Femi Kuti and Chris Martin, Fela Kuti’s music will be revisited via a 7xLP box set with commentary from afrobeat historian Chris May, a poster design from Lemi Ghariokwu, and stills from Music is the Weapon.

Made Kuti: Fela’s grandson takes over
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Made Kuti: Fela's grandson takes over

With his first single “Free Your Mind” and the accompanying video, Made Kuti is doing much more than making a name for himself. A grandson from the Kuti family… At the age of 25, Made […]

1989: Manu Dibango relates his debut in the documentary ‘Paris c’est l’Afrique’
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1989: Manu Dibango relates his debut in the documentary 'Paris c'est l'Afrique'

PAM gets you to discover a first excerpt from the documentary film series Paris c’est l’Afrique (“Paris is Africa”) that French journalist Philippe Conrath directed in… 1989! Here, Manu relates his professional debut in Paris. […]

A new website dedicated to Fela Kuti
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A new website dedicated to Fela Kuti

“The first-ever official website and comprehensive historical resource for the life and music of Fela Kuti” now out in addition to the reissue of his 1980s album Music Of Many Colours. Developed in close partnership with the […]

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Burna Boy samples Fela Kuti on “My Money, My Baby” extract from ‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack
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Burna Boy samples Fela Kuti on "My Money, My Baby" extract from 'Queen & Slim' soundtrack

Afrofusion star Burna Boy appears on a remarkable cut from the ‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack, sampling the iconic Fela Kuti on “My Money, My Baby”. ‘My Money, My Baby’ comes courtesy of Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack, which […]

Expensive Shit, a treatise on Fela’s brand of humor
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Expensive Shit, a treatise on Fela's brand of humor

It is this smile with which Fela composed his music and developed a character that, many years after his death, will continue to be celebrated for its strength. Studied, the crux of Fela’s music, although […]

Adekunle Gold drops Fela-inspired new single, ‘Kelegbe Megbe’
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Adekunle Gold drops Fela‑inspired new single, 'Kelegbe Megbe'

The Nigerian afropop artist’s new single receives a Clarence Abiodun Peters-directed Afrocentric visual.  The avant-garde afro pop artist Adekunle Gold is back with a new jam highly influenced by Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti. With its jazzy horns and […]