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Fela, Voice Of America

Derek Walmsley

I'm probably the last person on the planet to discover these, but I only just ran across these recordings of Fela Kuti from Nigeria in 1965. Some of these early tracks have been released elsewhere, and often it's a little like hearing the early Wailers – the pieces just haven't fallen into place yet. However, these recordings, made for a show called Voice Of America, I understand, are surely must-listen material....

http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/blog/index.cfm?mode=entry&entry;=8DC92121-9F33-ED7A-D547329B08561449

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