Femi Kuti - Africa For Africa (4 stars)

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Femi Kuti - Africa For Africa

(Wrasse Records)

With songs like ‘Bad Government’ and ‘Nobody Beg’ Femi Kuti not only takes up the cause of ordinary Nigerians and Africans but consciously takes on the mantel of his father, the late Fela Kuti, as scourge of corrupt politics. With his saxophone leading raucous horn riffs, exuberant vocals and driving rumbling organ over tight layered percussion, there is a thrilling exuberance here, as good as seeing Femi’s live show with his warrior women chorus dancers. Militant dance music comes no more powerful than this.

Femi Kuti plays the Picture House, Edinburgh, Wed 1 Dec; and The Arches, Glasgow, Thu 2 Dec.


AFRICA FOR AFRICA NEW FEMI KUTI ALBUM
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