The Awesome Afrobeats of Fela Kuti

BY Abhishek Mathur | PUBLISHED: 29 August 2016

Fela Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) was a Nigerian multi instrumentalist musician (Saxophone, vocals, keyboards, trumpet, guitar, drums) and composer apart from being a human rights activist and a political maverick.

He was a pioneer of the Afrobeat music style which is a complex fusion of jazz, funk, Ghanaian/Nigerian highlife, psychedelic rock and traditional West African chants and rhythms.

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