Fela Kuti - Afrodisiac - 33RPM

Fela Kuti



Kniting Factory

Genre: Afrobeat
EAN: 0720841206811
Regular price €27,00
Fela Kuti's "Afrodisiac" is being lavishly reissued on limited edition marble green (LP1) and marble red (LP2) double vinyl for its 50th anniversary, including gold obi-strip and liner notes by Chris May. Fela Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian musician, producer, arranger, political radical, outlaw and the founder of Afrobeat

Fela's musical and socio-political legacy spans decades and genres including jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock and more. "Afrodisiac" is the fifth album in Fela's 50th anniversary reissue series. The songs on "Afrodisiac" were tracks that Fela and the Nigeria 70 (later Africa 70) re-recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1972 after they became hits in Nigeria. The album's best-known song, "Jeun Ko Ku," is listed on this album under its pidgin title "Chop and Quench" ("Eat and Die") - a satire on gluttony and Fela's first big hit in West Africa. "Afrodisiac" was reissued on vinyl for the first time in 2014 as part of the Brian Eno-curated "Fela Box Set #3." Eno performed "Afrodisiac" for David Byrne and was a major influence on Talking Head's "Remain In Light."

The Nigerian musician Fela Kuti is considered the founder of Afrobeat. The label Knitting Factory now presents various works from the backcatalogue as a new vinyl edition. These originally came from the set "Vinyl Box 3 / Compiled by Brian Eno" and were not available individually

recorded in London's Abbey Road Studios in 1973, the album is a single indictment of the Nigerian establishment. Clothed in clear metaphors, he accuses those in power and prophetically conjures up those scenarios that would soon befall him personally in terms of repression.