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Fela Kuti

Personal information
Birth nameOlufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti
Also known asFela Anikulapo Kuti
Fela Ransome-Kuti
Born15 October 1938
OriginAbeokuta, Nigeria
Died2 August 1997(age 58)
Instrumentalist, activist
Years active1958 � 1997
Celluloid Records
EMI Records Nigeria (Nigeria)
JVC Records (Japan)
Wrasse Records (UK, US)
Shanachie/Knitting Factory (US)
Associated actsAfrica '70
Egypt '80
Koola Lobitos
Nigeria ’70
Ginger Baker
Tony Allen
Femi Kuti
Seun Kuti
Roy Ayers

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Fela Anikulapo Kuti /fe'læ ænɪku'læpo 'kutɪ/ (15 October 1938 � 2 August 1997), or simply Fela /fe'læ/, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.

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Montana Fishburne Was A Prostitute Before Turning To Porn - News One Tweet this news
News One---...- about how IT MUST BE Laurence Fishburnes fault is daughter is wayward, let me give a story about the great Nigerian Afro-beat king called -Fela Kuti-. ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 18:59:55 GMT+00:00
Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon - Chicago Reader (blog) Tweet this news
Chicago Reader (blog)--Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer -Fela Kuti- talks about his work and his critique of the Nigerian government, and performs his songs including "ITT" and "Army ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 23:06:09 GMT+00:00
K'Naan and Nneka bring African realities to America in song - Seattle Times Tweet this news
Seattle Times--Nneka then channeled fellow Nigerian and Afrobeat icon -Fela Kuti-, instructing the predominantly white crowd of 20-somethings to join her in singing the late ... - Date : Sun, 08 Aug 2010 01:58:56 GMT+00:00
Nneka In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2010 - NPR Tweet this news
NPR--Nigerian-born singer Nneka was heavily influenced by the music and politics of -Fela Kuti-, but her own music appropriates healthy dollops of American-style ... - Date : Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:00:58 GMT+00:00
Recap: Nneka and Bajah + Dry Eye Crew play Highline Ballroom - Examiner.com Tweet this news
Examiner.com--Nneka's songs recalled -Fela Kuti's- political message and the rythms and sounds of the diaspora. Opening for the show, Bajah + Dry Eye crew, ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 16:17:34 GMT+00:00
Hollywood Docket: McPherson harassment probe; Fela photo flap; RIAA legal fees - Hollywood Reporter Tweet this news
Hollywood Reporter--[MTV] A photographer is suing the hit Broadway show "FELA!" for using an iconic photo of the late great -Fela Kuti- without permission in one of the show's ... - Date : Thu, 29 Jul 2010 17:59:29 GMT+00:00
Working with Woody - Boston Globe Tweet this news
Boston Globe--The photo depicts musician -Fela Kuti's- nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria. “Fela'' spokesman Richard Kornberg said the musical is in the process of replacing the ... - Date : Thu, 29 Jul 2010 02:38:11 GMT+00:00
Sahr from Broadway Hit Fela! Says "Yeah Yeah" for Link - linktv Tweet this news
linktv--Sahr, who plays Fela in the celebrated Broadway musical, loves Link TV. Why? Like the legendary musician -Fela Kuti-, Link TV speaks truth to power, ... - Date : Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:49:01 GMT+00:00
African World Festival returns to lakefront Sunday - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Tweet this news
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel--In 1980, Ayers recorded an album with Nigerian Afropop legend -Fela Kuti-. • Contemporary jazz saxophonist and flutist Najee, a Queens, NY, native who studied ... - Date : Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:03:41 GMT+00:00
August Music Highlights - SFStation.com Tweet this news
SFStation.com--If -Fela Kuti-, Parliament, and Booker T had a brainchild it would have been Orgone. The nine-piece funk and soul band are making a name for themselves on the ... - Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:13:21 GMT+00:00


Proponents Politicians: Nnamdi Azikiwe * Amílcar Cabral * Muammar al-Gaddafi * Marcus Garvey * David Comissiong * Kenneth Kaunda * Jomo Kenyatta * Patrice Lumumba * Thabo Mbeki * Abdias do Nascimento * Kwame Nkrumah * Julius Nyerere * John Nyathi Pokela * Haile Selassie * Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe * Ahmed Sékou Touré * I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson
Others: Molefi Kete Asante * Steve Biko * Edward Wilmot Blyden * John Henrik Clarke * Cheikh Anta Diop * W. E. B. Du Bois * Frantz Fanon * John G. Jackson * Yosef Ben-Jochannan * Maulana Karenga * Fela Kuti * Bob Marley * Malcolm X * Zephania Mothopeng * George Padmore * Motsoko Pheko * Runoko Rashidi * Walter Rodney * Burning Spear * Henry Sylvester-Williams * Stokely Carmichael * Omali Yeshitela
ConceptsUnited States of Africa * Afrocentrism * Kwanzaa * Pan-African colours * Pan-African flag * Négritude * African nationalism * African socialism * African Century * Africanization * Kawaida * Ujamaa * Harambee * Ubuntu * Zikism * Black nationalism
OrganizationsAfrican Union * Organization of African Unity * Uhuru Movement * UNIA-ACL * African Unification Front * International African Service Bureau

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