Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

Legacy +

£23.99
  • Femi Kuti and Made Kuti - Legacy +
5th February 2021 / LP or CD / Partisan Records
"It’s an instant masterpiece in supplementing the heft of a surname. The music isn’t Fela’s, but the feeling is the same, and the protest is current."
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Femi Kuti and Made Kuti

Legacy +

£23.99
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A double album from the son and grandson of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Befittingly titled and perfectly performed.

Legendary activist and Afrobeat originator, Fela Kuti, used his music to lament social injustices and political corruption in his native Nigeria. Fela’s legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock, and beyond. While this impact can be felt in Nigeria and the entire world, it also greatly affected Fela’s son Femi and his son Made, both of whom carry his legacy as torchbearers for change. Partisan Records will release two albums from Femi and Made, packaged together and appropriately titled ‘Legacy +’.

Both albums that make up ‘Legacy +’ are steeped in the tradition of Afrobeat invented by Fela, but each also offers their own unique vision. Femi’s 'Stop The Hate' honors Fela in a traditionally fun, sharply political, and affirming way. Meanwhile Made’s ‘For(e)ward’ is a modern and progressive freedom manifesto, pushing boundaries of the subgenre even further. Made also performs every instrument on his album. Both albums also feature portraits of Femi and Made, done by Brooklyn-based artist Delphine Desane, whose work was recently featured on the cover of Vogue Italia.

Format /LP or CD
Released /5th February 2021
Catalogue / PTKF2189-1
Barcode / 720841218913
Genre / World Music
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