It is very difficult to put into words the significance and stature of an individual like Fela Kuti, and his contribution to music, politics and culture across the twentieth century.
A pioneer of Afrobeat – a genre of which he was at the forefront – Fela gifted the world with songs such as ‘Beasts of No Nation’ and ‘Water Get No Enemy ‘- a “celebration” is perhaps fitting of a man who has given so much to us.
We’re very lucky to have his former bandmate Bukky Leo and his Black Egypt collective retell many of the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist’s hits at the Jazz Café.
The show will also serve as the album launch for Bukky’s new record, Tribute To Fela Vol. 1, which is a live recording from his last Fela show at Jazz Cafe. For more info on the record head here.