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Fela Kuti

Alagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey Suffer

Knitting Factory


Released: 4th Mar 2013


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

'alagbon close' shows the africa 70 at the peak of their powers, fela whips up a frenzy on the piano & sax, ably supported by the unsurpassed drums of tony allen. 'why black man dey suffer' is a relatively early chapter in the fela discography, originally recorded in 1971. put to tape with early band africa 70 & cream drummer/afro-beat enthusiast ginger baker on board as well, it's a blueprint of early afrobeat.

Alagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey Suffer