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Fela Kuti

Fela With Ginger Baker Live!

Knitting Factory


Released: 4th Mar 2013



Released: 27th Aug 2014


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these incredible jams are the product of fela & his africa '70 collaborating with cream drummer & african music enthusiast ginger baker.

fela & ginger had a surprisingly fruitful musical partnership & were good friends, surprising because of fela's widely reported mistrust of white musicians who would come to lagos to 'steal' the african sound. 'let's start', 'black man's cry', 'egbe mi o' & 'ye ye de smell' are brilliant fela compositions & baker holds his own playing alongside tony allen, the man who invented afrobeat’s distinct percussive sound. the highlight comes when they go head to head in a brilliant joint drum solo.

Fela With Ginger Baker Live!