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DJ PROMO: ‘Red Hot + Fela’ Album Sampler

October 4th, 2013

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Fela Kuti lives on. AIDS awareness organization Red Hot has partnered with cross-genre collaborators representing rock, hip-hop, Americana, and classical for the release of Fela Kuti compositions, Red Hot + Fela (out Oct 8th). This DJ promo features classic Fela anthems from the compilation like “Lady” recorded by tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua Naru, Stuart Bogie‘s (Superhuman Happiness) “ITT,” “No Buredi” reimagined as an electro-house track by Nneka, Sinkane, Amayo, "Buy Africa" by Baloji & L’Orchestre de la Katuba featuring Kuku, and "Afrodisco Beat 2013" by Tony Allen, M1 + Baloji.

My Morning Jacket, Merril Garbus, Brittany Howard and Antibalas Horns will be performing “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday, October 11. In addition, you can celebrate Fela Kuti’s 75th birthday at various Felabrations show throughout October and November.


1. Baloji & L’Orchestre de la Katuba featuring Kuku – Buy Africa
2. tUnE-yArDs, Questlove, Angelique Kidjo + Akua Naru – Lady
3. Nneka, Sinkane, Amayo + Superhuman Happiness – No Buredi
4. Superhuman Happiness w/ Sahr Ngaujah, Abena Koomson + Rubblebucket – ITT
5. Tony Allen, M1 + Baloji – Afrodisco Beat 2013

Stream Link for Red Hot + Fela via NPR First Listen

10/10 – Santa Monica, CA – Zanzibar
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Penn Museum – Jump N Funk w/ Rich Medina
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Free Candy – Jump N Funk w/Rich Medina
10/12 – Chicago, IL – The Shrine
10/12 – Oakland CA – Geoffrey Inner Circle
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl w/Fela Band
10/19 – Chicago, IL – Maria’s Bar – Afrika Freak Out
10/19 – Atlanta GA – 595 North Event Venue
10/19 – Denver, CO – Cold Crush
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory w/ EMEFA
11/1 – Austin, TX – Sahara Lounge
11/22 – LA, CA – The Echo – Jump N Funk w/ Rich Medina



  1. October 5th, 2013 at 12:01 | #1

    Legit afrobeat sounds with a nice twist. And for a great cause too. What’s not to love!?

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