Best of the Black President (Dig)
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Best Of The Black President compiles 13 of the most popular Fela compositions.
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I honestly believe that if Fela had been born anywhere else and if his music had not been actively supressed in Nigeria, he would be among one of the most famous names in music. His use of extended structure, his hybridizing of native musics, jazz and reggae elements, as well as an incredible sensibility when it came to highly memorable dance tunes--all of these mark Fela and his band as one of most outstanding artistic collectives of the second half of the 20th century. The fact it has taken this long for his music to get reissued is only indicative of the revisionist nature of music history. One can only hope that in the 21st century everyone will need to know Fela.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent compilation of Fela Kuti's "hits," lengthy reminders of what this musician and social activist could produce. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. A. Dilger
I was looking to get a good start into Fela, and this turned out to be a great choice.Published 4 months ago by Suzanne D.
I'm not connoisseur enough to address all that goes into these tracks, but after reading almost hyperbolic praise of Fela in the alternative press back in the 1980s, I bought a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert Sercombe
My Daddy is a HUGE Fela fan...he loved it so much...Consequently, he gave it 5-stars :)Published 19 months ago by Blessed9jaBeauty
This CD is a classic you could never get tired of listening to the music. He draws you in with his lyrics and rhythm.Published on January 26, 2014 by Jennifer Taylor
This is not a recent recording, but it is a worthwhile archive of a contributor to current music. It is exemplary of the cross-pollination among musical cultures worldwide. Read morePublished on December 23, 2013 by Kevin D. Hagerty