Friday, January 30, 2009

Fela Kuti Interview (1986)


KCRW has posted an interview from their archives with Fela Kuti. I was only introduced to Kuti's music a few months ago and instantly became a big fan. He has one of the most hard fought lives of any artist in history, and you can hear that in his voice in this interview. It was recorded after he was released from an 18 month stint in Nigerian prison. His crime? The government claimed "currency smuggling" but it was more likely because he was heading to LA to play a show at the Hollywood Bowl.

Link To Interview

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