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Fela Kuti

Monkey Banana / excuse o



Released: 4th Mar 2013


incredible, politically charged, funky cuts from the founding father of afrobeat & his expansive band of singers, dancers & players.

'monkey banana' reflects his social consciousness in deploring the poor conditions of workers' lives in nigeria with his characteristic blend of improvisational-sounding trades between instruments & lead & chanting backup vocals, along with his minor key  melodies. 'excuse o' is another fine excursion into afro-funk-jazz-fusion, moving into rhythms that were more jittery & african-sounding than those he had used on many early-'70s efforts.

Monkey Banana / excuse o