Fela Kuti goes classical

I discovered this record in Italy.  It was produced there and that maybe explains why there are no reviews to be found in Google.  But take it from me if you like African music you will surely love this classical/jazz take on the work of Fela Kuti.

Utterly beguiling.

Tinariwen – Aman Iman
May 3, 2008, 12:25 pm
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Whoa.  Stop right there.  What the fuck is this?  I’ll tell you what it is – it’s a beast.  The most finely concieved, played and produced African album I have ever heard.

It is an absolutely stunning mashup of tribal rythm from Mali an extended family of Saharan nomads who are quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard in your life.

Count yoursef blessed that you have stumbled upon this post because the track I have for you, the first from their third album, is an absolute stonewall classic.  This stuff takes your breath away and played back to back with The Very Best of Ethiopiques it shows the quality of music coming out of Northern Africa is nothing short of sublime

Please do yourself a favour.  Buy this record.  And Pick up The Very Best of Ethiopiques while you’re at it.