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Music for the Masses: Felabration! Afrobeat International, Part 7

Oct 15, 2023: 1pm - 3pm
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Celebrating the October 15 birthday of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997) with Part 7 of the ongoing Afrobeat International series, exploring the rich language of Afrobeat and its infinite dialects. The series features seminal artists of the genre as well as bands from the African continent and beyond who are carrying Fela’s legacy forward in their own voice and style.

"Music for the Masses" invites you on an excursion of sound and rhythm. Discover the music of established and emerging artists, both signed and unsigned, on the international music scene. For the avid globe-hopper and armchair traveler alike. You might want to pack a map and a sandwich. Catskill resident "DJ Neva" is an ethnomusicologist, producer, and long-time cultural activist, specializing in music from the entire African continent, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America, the Maghreb and Middle East, and the Roma (Gypsy) diaspora. Formerly the producer of "Continental Drift" on WBAI-FM and New York International on Haitian community station Radio Soleil in NYC. The show is broadcast live from Catskill, NY.

Playlists and more information here.

Selection of original DJ mixes here.

  • Angela (Theme from 'Taxi') / Bob James
  • Radio Station / RUN DMC
  • F.D.M. / Afro Social Club
  • Fela Dey / Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble
  • Witchcraft / Fela Kuti
  • Toure Samar / Karl Hector & The Malcouns
  • Rojo Carmín / Newen Afrobeat
  • Sorrow Tears + Blood / Kronos Quartet
  • Weather Song / Sia Tolno
  • Zumbi / André Sampaio
  • RANSOME FELLOW / Antoine Olivier (SACEM)
  • Feyin E / Lagbaja
  • Baobá (Original Mix) / Tonho Crocco
  • A Pila El Arroz (Ghetto Kumbe Afro-Rework) / Ghetto Kumbe
  • Tiecolom - Ba / Les Ambassadeurs
  • Heaven / Ebo Taylor
  • Transatlantic Opera / Estrada Orchestra
  • Eni Agee / Cubafrobeat
  • No Condition Is Permanent / Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble
  • Fela (Album Version) / Hugh Masekela
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