Monday, October 10

Afrika 70 / Fela Kuti - Stalemate/Fear Not for Man (2000)

"Although the original liner notes report that Stalemate was 'recorded during the Kalakuta crisis,' the album is surprisingly non-confrontational. Modern day notes explain that the singer was distracted by a number of outside issues, such as his sudden homelessness and legal battles with Decca West Africa, but the album's decidedly lighthearted tone is perhaps an attempt to demonstrate to his oppressors that Kuti had escaped the Kalakuta conflict with his health and determination intact. ..."
W - Stalemate
YouTube: Stalemate/Fear Not for Man