• Fela Kuti – Shakara
    • 1. Lady
    • 2. Shakara
    • 3. Jehin Jehin
    • 4. Egbe Mi O
    • 5. Whore You
    • 6. Buy Africa
    • 7. Fight Finish

    'Shakara', originally released in 1972, shows Fela's sarcastic sensibility: 'Lady' criticizes modern African women as becoming overly westernized while 'Shakara (Oloje)' sticks it to arrogant loud mouths.

    'London Scene' was recorded at Abbey Road in 1971 and is a great, early example of the Afrobeat stew that Fela was starting to create. Politics began to show up on Fela's lyrics, specifically on the anti-colonial 'Buy Africa'.

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


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        Fela KutiGentlemanKnitting Factory Records
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                Fela KutiGentlemanKnitting Factory Records
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