Femi Kuti Interview

New audio interview on the “Legacy of Fela“! Femi Kuti shares shares thoughts on the Kuti family’s role in today’s Nigeria, the comfort of the saxofon and why the Congo should be the riches country on earth. First a little info box:

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti (born 16 June 1962) popularly known as Femi Kuti, is an afrobeat pioneer and oldest son of Fela Kuti. Born in London and raised in Lagos, Femi’s musical career started when he began playing in his father’s band, Egypt 80. In 1986, Femi started his own group, Positive Force, and began establishing himself as an artist independent of his father’s massive legacy. This interview was conducted with Femi Kuti backstage at The club and afrobeat centre run by Kuti himself, New Afrika Shrine, Lagos October 2008. Conducted by Ketil Kinden Endresen, Audun Stokke Hole and Geir Svensson. Edited by Ketil Kinden Endresen.

More on Afrobeat in the Legacy of Fela Kuti section.

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