Watch Afrobeat Legend Fela Kuti Perform With Cream’s Ginger Baker & More

first_imgFemi Kuti & The Positive Force hit Brooklyn Bowl tonight, and we are bursting at the seems with excitement for the afrobeat force to make his way into town. In honor tonight’s show, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at Femi’s legendary father, Fela Kuti. Fela was a true musical and political visionary, and his impact on modern African music is huge. So, without further adieu, let’s take a look back at the afrobeat master in action.First up, listen to this live recording from 1971 that finds Fela with his Africa 70 band and features Cream drummer Ginger Baker. The playing is fierce and tight, and you can really hear why Fela Kuti is considered one of the best bandleaders of all time.Listen to Fela Kuti – Live! from 1971 featuring Ginger Baker, courtesy of YouTube user jonnquasineNext up, Watch this full video of Fela and his band performing live in Berlin at Berliner Jazztage festival in 1978.Finally, watch Fela absolutely crush it at Glastonbury in 1984. Flanked by dancers and his huge band, the African legend put on a powerhouse performance at the world’s most famous festival. See you at The Bowl tonight for Femi Kuti & The Positive Force! Get tickets here.last_img

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