6 Sep 2022

Music feature: The music of Fela Kuti

From Afternoons, 2:20 pm on 6 September 2022

Fela Kuti is a Nigerian born multi-instrumentalist and bandleader who pioneered the genre that came to be known as Afrobeat. To tell us more about the influence of Fela Kuti Jesse speaks to hip-hop artist Mazbou Q.

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Today we're talking about a musician Miles Davis called "a life-transforming artist".

Fela Kuti is a Nigerian born multi-instrumentalist and bandleader who pioneered the genre that came to be known as Afrobeat.

He was also a fearless political activist who stood up to his country's colonial government, supporting and empowering his people through his music.

To tell us more about the influence of Fela Kuti, and play us some of his music, we're joined by hip-hop artist Mazbou Q.

Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti Photo: supplied