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Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70: Hippodrome, Paris

Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 28 March 1981

FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI is probably the unlikeliest of candidates to win the dubious honour of being the Great African Dance's Bob Marley – popularizer to the people – but then, he's not that likely to care overmuch about such a trifle. Here's a guy down to try and capture the hearts of the Nigerian nation when they next go to the polls to elect their president in 1983.

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