I'm out at the Richmond Folk Festival today (Sunday October 15, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site), so this week you'll hear a Classico edition of Global A Go-Go.
Today would have been the 85th birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the man who carried death in his pouch (and played ping-pong in his briefs), the Nigerian troublemaker, superstar and founder of Afrobeat, a style of music that's guaranteed to live for as long as people are rebelling against something.
Global A Go-Go joins the annual worldwide Felabration with a 2-hour look at the life and music of Fela Kuti. This episode was originally broadcast way back on January 1, 2010, but it has stood the test of time and still sounds good to me. I hope you feel the same way about it.
All the podcasts: radio4all.net/series/Global%20A%20Go-Go
Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year
Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa 70 With Ginger Baker | Nigeria-England UK | Black Man's Cry | Live! | Regal Zonophone | 1972
Fela & The Africa 70 | Nigeria | Shakara | Shakara | EMI | 1973
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 | Nigeria | Water No Get Enemy | Expensive Shit | Soundwork Shop | 1975
Fela & Afrika 70 | Nigeria | Zombie | Zombie | Coconut | 1977
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Afrika 70 | Nigeria-USA | No Agreement | No Agreement | Afrodisia | 1977
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & The Afrika 70 | Nigeria | Shuffering And Shmiling (Part 2) | Shuffering And Shmiling | Coconut | 1978
Fela & Africa 70 | Nigeria | Coffin For Head Of State (Part 2) | Coffin For Head Of State | Kalakuta | 1981