The Influence: Legends’ Thoughts On Fela Kuti

Fela Smoking - Black and White

The wingspan of Fela Kuti‘s influence transcends genres, borders and generations — through the years, we’ve seen shades of  the afrobeat pioneer’s vision and aesthetic pop up in such varied areas as American hip-hop,  political activism, underground music, dance clubs, human rights campaigns and plenty others.

Okayafrica is sharing testimonials from legendary and contemporary musicians speaking about the influence Fela’s music has had on their own work and life – including Brian Eno, Common, George Clinton, ?uestlove, Paul McCartney, and more.  Watch them at Okayafrica.