>> Sunday, January 31, 2010
I love funk. When I started actually reading about funk in 2005, my folks Siraj Fowler showed me this documentary about Fela Kuti, the James Brown of Afrobeat. Although I'd never heard about Fela, I soon learned that my father used to play his music. In fact, I recognized one song.
This morning, I felt that soulful Sunday vibe, and "Ain't Nothing Like Afrobeat in the Morning."
My favorite Afrobeat song. "Don't Bring That Shit to Me" by Seun Kuti
Here's my #TwitterRadio Afrobeat Mix:
Kicking off this morning mix with some Fela Kuti, Originator of the Afro Beat sound.
- Fela Kuti - Teacher Don't Teach Me No Nonsense http://bit.ly/G9NLR
- It's "Dancing Time" by Nigeria 70 (Fela Kuti's band) http://bit.ly/95Fq6s
- "Crazy Afrobeat" Tony Allen http://bit.ly/D2PkK
- "Ye Ye De Smell" by Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker http://bit.ly/bMXzrx
- "Expensive Shit" by Fela Kuti http://bit.ly/4KPeml
- "Let Me Love You" - Bunny Mack http://bit.ly/ddYsms
- Fela Kuti and Egypt 80 "African Problems" http://bit.ly/a6mFHd
- Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers - 2000 Blacks Got to Be Free http://bit.ly/bQxBxY
- Fela Kuti "I.T.T." http://bit.ly/4oTVLl
- Beng Beng Beng by Femi Kuti http://bit.ly/1yfCbS
- Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 "Many Things" http://bit.ly/9G5dfs
- Habib Koite "Africa" http://bit.ly/9bngek