HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Entertainment » Music Appreciation (Group) » Fela Kuti lives on in the...

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 07:32 PM

Fela Kuti lives on in these young Chilean musicians

Just discovered Newen Afrobeat today by accident while browsing other music on YouTube. Check them out... you’ll be glad you did!

Not only is their music smoking, but their live performances are demonstrations in support of the Mapuche cause. (“Newen” means strength in the Mapuche language.)

Live performance of Fela’s song “Zombie” (warning to those with strobe light sensitivity — there is a section at about the 10-minute mark where the stage lighting flashes on and off very intensely):


Studio recording of Fela’s song “Opposite People” featuring Seun Kuti on vocal and Cheick Tidiane Seck on keyboard:

3 replies, 286 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply Fela Kuti lives on in these young Chilean musicians (Original post)
klook Feb 2019 OP
klook Feb 2019 #1
enough Feb 2019 #2
klook Feb 2019 #3

Response to klook (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. A couple more from these guys

Love this stuff!

Chaltumay:


Open Your Eyes (featuring Oghene Kologbo, former Fela Kuti guitarist):

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to klook (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 08:07 PM

2. Thanks, this warms my tired old heart! NT

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to enough (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 09:04 PM

3. Me too!

Makes me want to take a trip to Santiago, just to hit one of their shows!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread