Sunday, June 12

The best of Fela Kuti mix by DJ Ras Sjamaan

"Tracklist: Water No Get Enemy, Mr Follow Follow, Observation I No Crime, Kalakutashow, Excuse O, Trouble Sleep and Yanga Wake AM. Fela Kuti also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. ... Afrobeat is characterized by a fairly large band with many instruments, vocals, and a musical structure featuring jazzy, funky horn sections. A riff-based 'endless groove' is used, in which a base rhythm of drums, shekere, muted West African-style guitar, and melodic bass guitar riffs are repeated throughout the song. Commonly, interlocking melodic riffs and rhythms are introduced one by one, building the groove bit-by-bit and layer-by-layer. The horn section then becomes prominent, introducing other riffs and main melodic themes. ..."
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