Fela, “Kalakuta Show”

With commentary from Chris May, an Afrobeat historian, this is an interesting YouTube version of this tune. Kalakuta was the name Fela gave to his home compound, claiming to be a republic separate from Nigeria. As you can imagine, this caused problems with the Nigerian authorities, but it was a brave stance nonetheless.

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