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    • Fela Kuti – Kalakuta Show
    • Fela Kuti – Don't Make Garan Garan
    • 1. Kalakuta Show
    • 2. Don't Make Garan Garan

    The ‘Kalakuta Show’ album was Fela Kuti’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974. The second of such attacks in a space of eight months, ‘Kalakuta Show’ was an attempt by the Nigerian police to influence the cause of justice. After the first police raid on Kalakuta in April 1974, Fela was charged to court for ‘possession of dangerous drugs’, and abduction of ‘minors’. However, the evidence presented by the prosecution was easily explained by the defence, who claimed that the drugs found in the premises belonged to Junction Clinic, a government licensed clinic situated inside Kalakuta Republic and run by Fela’s younger brother, Dr. Beko Ransome Kuti. On the ‘abduction of minors’ charge, all the young girls arrested in Fela’s house denied they were underage, or abducted, and they claimed in court they went to Fela’s house of their own accord. With no substantial evidence to convict Fela in this highly publicized trial, the police chose to raid Fela’s residence a second time, one week before judgment on the case, hoping to find evidence this time around. The result is the narrative of the gruelling and brutal manner the police treated their victims. Fela appearing in court with scalp wounds and a broken arm drew sympathy from the judge. A crowd of more than fifty thousand Lagos youths carried Fela from the court house in the Apapa area of Lagos to Kalakuta Republic - a distance of about six kilometres. During this jubilation, traffic was at a stand-still for several hours in the central part of Lagos mainland.

    Other Releases by Fela Kuti

    Fela KutiIkoyi BlindnessKnitting Factory Records
    Fela used the cover of ‘Ikoyi Blindness’ to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which...
    • – Ikoyi Blindness
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    • – Original Sufferhead
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      Fela KutiArmy ArrangementKnitting Factory Records
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      • – Army arrangement (vocal)
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        • – Underground System
        • – Pansa Pansa
        Fela KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
        1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
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        • – Eko Ile
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        Fela KutiUp Side DownKnitting Factory Records
        Upside Down’ and ‘Zombie’, both released in 1976, were made at the midpoint of an extraordinary three-year purple period during which Fela recorded...
        • – Up Side Down
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        • – alagbon close
        Fela KutiRoforofo Fight (2015 Reissue)Knitting Factory
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        • – Roforofo Fight
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        Originally released in 1977, Fela and Afrika 70 rise to their peak with rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
          Fela KutiHe Miss Road (2014 Vinyl Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
          He Miss Road', also 1975, was produced by Ginger Baker. A deep and darker shade of afro-beat that is one of Fela's best.
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          Fela KutiIkoyi BlindnessKnitting Factory Records
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          • – Ikoyi Blindness
          • – Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
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          • – Original Sufferhead
          • – Power Show
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            • – Excuse-O
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            • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2014-3£20.99
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            Fela KutiNoise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
            The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. ‘Noise For Vendor Mouth’ is Fela’s...
            • – Noise For Vendor Mouth
            • – Mattress
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            • – Army arrangement (vocal)
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            • – Coffin For Head Of State part 1
            Fela Kuti & Roy AyersMusic Of Many ColoursKnitting Factory Records
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            • – 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
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            • – No Agreement
            • – Dog Eat Dog
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              • – Underground System
              • – Pansa Pansa
              Fela KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
              1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
              • – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
              • – Eko Ile
              • LP + Download Code KFR2008-1£20.99
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              Fela KutiUp Side DownKnitting Factory Records
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              • – Up Side Down
              • – Go Slow
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              • – na poi (part 1)
              • – na poi (part 2)
              • – you no go die...unless
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              • – Expensive Shit
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                • – He Miss Road
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                • – It's No Possible
                Fela KutiOpen & Close / AfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
                Two classic Afro-beat albums on one bargain price CD! All Fela Kuti's albums are superb! Highly recommended!
                • – Open & Close
                Fela KutiOriginal Suffer Head And I.T.TKnitting Factory Records
                Yet more essential afrobeat from the African equivalent of James Brown! All his albums are great!
                • – I T T