Fela Kuti’s “Zombie“ album was a political firebomb driven by his distaste for the Nigerian government. The simmering rhythms, jazzy funky horns and Fela’s chants validated and incited the people at once even causing a riot in Ghana which got him banned from the country. His Afrobeat style ofContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”dgz49V9M7bA”]BANTU (Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Towards Unity) is an Afrobeat group from Lagos, Nigeria. They debuted their first single “Disrupt The Programme” in April and”Animal Carnival” is the band’s satirical sophomore single. The video for their second song makes fun of a corrupt ruling class. Kaleidoscopic images of animals morphingContinue Reading

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