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Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit


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(Afrobeat) By the time this record was released, Fela Kuti was well-established among his peers, as both a pioneering artist and a human rights activist. Much of his music tells the story of life in his native Nigeria and interactions with the country's militaristic authorities who did not like his outspoken views. The Afrobeat sound, he is now so well recognised for, is on full display here. "Its complex, bongo- centric percussion is tempered with funk guitar, discordant piano, and brass eruptions. And when, six minutes into the semi-improvisational, instrumental jam, Kuti awakens with a yowl and begins his political rant, he changes music forever" (Pitchfork). Our highlight track is 'Expensive Shit'.

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