More Fela Kuti reissues on the way

Posted on April 22nd, 2013 in News, Recent posts by .

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Fela Kuti reissue series continues with ten more CD releases

Knitting Factory Records continue their reissue series of the complete works of Fela Kuti with a further ten releases on May 20. This next batch of releases includes some of Fela Kuti’s iconic albums including Zombie (1977) and Coffin for Head of State (1980). 

In October this year, the Nigerian icon and Afro-beat originator would have been celebrating his 75th birthday, and these releases are continuing the legacy of the Black President. 

Previously unseen live footage of Fela performing ‘Beasts of No Nation’ live at the Zenith, Paris in 1984.

Full list of releases on May 20:

Ikoyi Blindness / Kalakuta Show (CD: KFR-1012)

Yellow Fever / Na Poi (CD: KFR-1013)

Johnny Just Drop (JJD) / Unnecessary Begging (CD: KFR-1014)

Zombie (CD: KFR-1015)

Upside Down / Fela And Roy Ayers (CD: KFR-1016)

Stalemate / Fear Not For Man (CD: KFR-1017)

Opposite People / Sorrow Tears & Blood (CD: KFR-1018)

Shuffering & Shmiling / No Agreement (CD: KFR-1019)

VIP / Authority Stealing (CD: KFR-1020)

Coffin For Head Of State / Unknown Soldier (CD: KFR-1021)

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