Learning To Play Afrobeat: Colonial Mentality by Fela Kuti pt.1 – YouTube

This is way cool. This dude has transcribed a bunch of Fela’s tunes and then run down his transcriptions in a series of screencasts. I could easily do the same with my transcription of “Mr. Follow Follow,” and I have been meaning to transcribe more of Fela’s and Sun Ra’s music. More work ahead of me, I suppose.

And just in case this transcription isn’t enough, here’s Fela playing the tune.

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