Fela Kuti Alagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey Suffer

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    • Fela Kuti – Alagbon Close
    • 1. Alagbon Close
    • 2. I No Get Eye For Back
    • 3. Why Black Man Dey Suffer
    • 4. Ikoyi Mentlity

    Alagbon Close represents one of the first times anyone had directly taken on the Nigerian authorities in such a brash manner. Why Black Man Dey Suffer: This album, recorded in 1971 with Ginger Baker behind the board, was originally deemed too controversial for release by his label at the time. The title track is a history lesson on the oppression of the African man - detailing the litany of abuses they have suffered from being taken as slaves to having an alien people impose a new culture upon them, take their land, fight them, and set them against one another


    Deluxe digipack, with booklet including Fela’s biography and track-by-track commentary from Afrobeat historian Chris May.


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