Fela + De La = FELA SOUL

Happy 76th Birthday to Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, aka FELA! What better way to celebrate than by hyping Amerigo Gazaway’s killer mash-up of Fela and De La Soul, FELA SOUL. Seriously – what’s not to love?! Listen to selected tracks and check out the teaser video below,  and link to the Amerigo Gazaway’s page HERE to download the […]

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Radio Saudade: Episode 22.5 – The Ataraxia Mixtape

Ataraxia: a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquility. “Mi melodía es para ti.” Click to enjoy. Download free mp3 here. Israel “Cachao” López  – Descarga cubana – The Havana Sessions (1957-61), 2007. Israel “Cachao” López  – Goza mi trompeta – The Havana Sessions (1957-61), 2007. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Échate pa’lla – […]

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Radio Saudade: Episode 6

“Musician, wey carry him band? He play for Union of Deaf-and-Dumb. He miss road. Oh yes, he miss road. He go play for nothing. I say he miss road.” Fela Anikulapo Kuti, He Miss Road. or DOWNLOAD Radio Saudade Episode 6 (mp3) here. (Intro) – Whale Songs (Excerpt) – Mystical Whale Songs, 2009. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man […]

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FELA KUTI IS MY PRESIDENT

If you are unfamiliar with Fela Anikulapo Kuti, suffice to say that he was one of the funkiest and grooviest musicians the world has ever seen who tended to perform live concerts wearing only a speedo and a fur coat surrounded by his 29 wives (who were also his backup singers).  A gifted multi-instrumentalist and […]

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