Our friends at Knitting Factory Records and Fela.net
have announced the second set of Fela Kuti
reissues, Na Poi
These 7 CDs, which include 14 albums released primarily in the mid-70s, contain some of the most powerful music of Felas career, representing Fela and Africa 70 in their prime. In this collection, Felas political and social commentary begins to reach a boiling point with songs such as Alagbon Close, Icy Blindness, and Expensive Shit. Na Poi was banned from the radio for explicit sexual references, and in Yellow Fever Fela urges people to shake loose the colonial mentality. Felas more poetic and metaphysical inclinations are also represented in this collection, with masterpieces such as Water No Get Enemy.
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