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Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela anikulapo kuti, was and still is even after his death very well revered as his songs; and the messages in his song and his activism and pan African ideologies are still very relevant till date.
Okay africa reports that; Fela’s fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela’s catalog); has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums; London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa ’70 where joined by the Cream drummer.
The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series; which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.
Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela’s alma mater; Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.
In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.