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!