Topic: Live Recordings

Sandra Iszodore

Sandra Izsadore Shares Her Favorite Fela Kuti Songs Playlist

As part of our ongoing artist series giving tribute to Fela Kuti, we are honored to have Sandra Izsadore share her favorite Fela Kuti songs playlist with us on Fela Kuti’s birthday! Sandra is part of the origins of Afrobeat, having introduced Fela to black consciousness during Fela’s time in Los Angeles in 1969. Sandra and Fela’s music and life together live on in songs like “Upside Down.” Sandra is performing this year, which would have been Fela’s 77th birthday, at the world’s largest Felabration taking place right now in Nigeria at the New Afrika Shrine (Ikeja)!

“Once Fela was introduced to Pan Afrikanism he became that Political Icon Musician who did not compromise. He was and is to this day the voice of the people.” – Sandra Izsadore

We hope you enjoy her playlist! Look for other playlists in the series HERE!

Unreleased Audio: Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 Live In 1981 Amsterdam & 1988 Lagos Sunsplash

We’re one week into October and Fela Kuti‘s birthday month is already proving to be HUGE. Last week saw a ‘First Listen‘ of the upcoming RED HOT + Fela LP along with Baloji‘s “Buy Africa” lyric vid. Still to come is tomorrow’s official RED HOT + FELA drop, a Fela-inspired music slot on Fallon (10/11), AND, our very own FELABRATION at the Brooklyn Bowl on 10/17.

In the latest awesome bit of news, Funk It Blog has paid an early birthday tribute to the late greatest through the release of previously unreleased Fela recordings circa 1980s.