Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Fela Kuti live recording out in May

On May 8, a Fela Kuti performance recorded live with Egypt 80 at Detroit's Fox Theater in 1986 is being released by Knitting Factory (North America) and Strut. Cleverly titled Fela Live In Detroit 1986, the album touted as presenting "the first unheard Fela Kuti music in over 20 years" will be available as a digital download as well as as a two-CD or four LP set.

You'll hear an animated Kuti (just two months out of prison on dubious charges of "currency trafficking") leading his fully-amped ensemble through extended workouts of Just Like That (29:35), Confusion Break Bones (40:54), Beasts Of No Nation (38:49) and Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (34:04). Here's a preview:

Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense - Live In Detroit (Edit)

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