Erykah Badu Is Releasing A Remix Of Fela's Songs In December
The legend truly lives on.
American neo-soul artiste, Erykah Badu is set to release the fourth installment of selected songs recorded by Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
This is in celebration of the life of the late human rights activist who would have turned 79 October 15, 2017.
The American singer is expected to drop a limited edition of his releases on December 15.
Badu's version of the box set series will feature her favourite tracks by Kuti with 3,000 copies to be distributed by Knitting Factory Records.
The compilation will include 'Yellow Fever' (1976), 'No Agreement' (1977), 'J.J.D.' (Johnny Just Drop) (1977), 'V.I.P.' (1979), 'Coffin for Head of State' (1980), 'Army Arrangement' (1984), and 'Underground System' (1992).
The first three box set series were curated by Brian Eno in September of 2017, Questlove from the band The Roots who made his in 2011, and Ginger Baker of the Cream Rock band who made his own in 2012.
From October 9 to October 15 this year, Fela was celebrated in Lagos with the annual Felabration that comprises of talks, plays, music concerts and art exhibitions.