New web resource launched dedicated to Fela Kuti

New web resource launched dedicated to Fela Kuti

The afrobeat pioneer’s legacy will be gathered in one place, with Partisan and Knitting Factory Records working to launch felakuti.com.

As Clash reports, the webpage is developing in partnership with the Nigerian icon’s family, the site aims to be the definitive resource for news on fresh re-issues, new projects, and official merchandise.

Alongside this, the site will boast freshly commissioned editorial, such as a stunning centerpiece history of Fela Kuti’s life penned by afrobeat historian Chris May.

Knitting Factory have prepared a new re-issue of ‘Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Afrika 70: Music Of Many Colours’.

Capturing some explosive music from Fela Kuti, the album also features jazz-soul pioneer Roy Ayers, who toured alongside Fela Kuti in early 1980.