Fela Kuti V.I.P. (Vagabonds in Power)

    Knitting Factory Records
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      • 1. V.I.P. (Part I)
      • 2. V.I.P. (Part II)

      Performed by Fela and his Afrika 70 at the renowned Berlin Jazz Festival in 1978, this live recording of V.I.P. is possibly Fela’s most profound vilification of the Nigerian government. In his very public address to the European crowd, Fela explains that V.I.P., in this context, stands for “vagabonds in power”, a direct jab both at the Nigerian authorities and power structure, as well as the ruling class; this was also to be the last performance of Afrika 70.

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                        • LP + Download Code£19.99 £16.99
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