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Ginger Baker and Fela Ransome-Kuti: Ginger Baker Backs This Fela's Afro-Rock

Report and Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, January 1972

WITH AIRFORCE, Ginger Baker succeeded in providing the rudiments of the Afro-beat. Consciously he wanted to go back to the roots of highly percussive music, ...

Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70: Hippodrome, Paris

Live Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 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 ...

Fela Kuti: He Who Has A Quiver In His Underpants

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, November 1983

Fela Kuti — also known as He Who Has Death In His Quiver (and a shiver in his Y-fronts) — last week descended on London ...

Fela Kuti: Resurrection Shuffle

Report by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, January 1984

ABOUT 200 PEOPLE turned out last weekend at the Country Club in North London, for a benefit to prevent its closure. Entertainment was provided by ...

Fela Kuti: 'World Festival'

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, August 1984

SUNDAY'S "WORLD Cultural Music Festival" was postponed Friday after two key performers coincidentally ran into customs difficulties, festival publicist Jeff Gans said. He expects the ...

Fela Kuti's Last Stand?

Review and Interview by Don Snowden, Boston Phoenix, The, February 1985

"THE GOVERNMENT is trying to lure me into participation in the politics of Nigeria now but that doesn't really mean my situation is very cool ...

Music is the Weapon: Fela

Report by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, February 1985

THE CONCEPT OF combining music with a strong political message is a romantic, enticing notion to many young musicians but it's a harsh, often painful ...

Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon

Film/DVD/TV Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, February 1985

THE IDEA of combining music with a strong political message is a romantic notion to many young musicians, but the concept is a harsh reality ...

Fela Kuti: Army Arrangement (Celluloid)

Review by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, March 1985

WITH MORE more pep in his step, and Bill Laswell by his side, Fela is back, up for the downstroke. Yes, that's Fela Anikulapo Kuti, ...

Fela Kuti: Army Arrangement (Celluloid)

Review by Carol Cooper, Spin, May 1985

IF YOU haven't yet heard of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, it isn't because he hasn't been trying to get your attention. ...

The Great Pretender: Fela Kuti

Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, October 1986

So, who is this FELA KUTI? An African musician just out of jail and now threatening to run for President of Nigeria? A polygamist in ...

Fela Kuti: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Frank Owen, Melody Maker, November 1986

COSTUME DRAMAS ...

That's Another Fine Messiah You've Got Me Into

Comment by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, April 1996

John Lennon thought The Beatles were bigger than IT, some people think Elvis is/was IT and Michael Jackson seems to think he is IT. So ...

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti 1938-1997

Obituary by Vivien Goldman, Rolling Stone, September 1997

KING OF AFRO BEAT DEAD AT 58 ...

Fela Kuti: A Difficult Fela To Follow

Report and Interview by Mark Hudson, Daily Telegraph, October 2004

As the Barbican celebrates the life and music of Fela Kuti, Mark Hudson travels to Lagos to meet his sons Femi and Seun, bitter rivals ...

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