The soundtrack to the ground breaking musical “Hamilton” was released on Friday – co-produced by Questlove and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter who both have recently shared with us their memories and favorite Fela Kuti songs. Questlove talks about the play and his reflection on Fela! on Broadway with Rolling Stone magazine:
“Hamilton is Hamilton. Every time I go to look for something to compare it to, I come up short. There’s really not a set precedent. The closest I can come is Fela!, a brilliant Broadway musical that did things with the form that no one could have imagined. But Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about the life of the most interesting and most star-crossed of our Founding Fathers, is something different, something all to itself.”
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