Global A Go-Go presents:

I’m out at the Richmond Folk Festival today (Sunday October 15, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site), so this week you’ll hear a Classico edition of Global A Go-Go.

Today would have been the 85th birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the man who carried death in his pouch (and played ping-pong in his briefs), the Nigerian troublemaker, superstar and founder of Afrobeat, a style of music that’s guaranteed to live for as long as people are rebelling against something.

Global A Go-Go joins the annual worldwide Felabration with a 2-hour look at the life and music of Fela Kuti. This episode was originally broadcast way back on January 1, 2010, but it has stood the test of time and still sounds good to me. I hope you feel the same way about it.

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Playlist:

    Time: October 15 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: October 15 - 9:01:00 am
  • Global A Go-Go

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global a Go-Go”

    from Global A Go-Go

    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: October 15 - 9:10:00 am
  • Fela With Ginger Baker Live!

    Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa 70 With Ginger Baker, “Black Man's Cry”

    from Fela With Ginger Baker Live!

    Knitting Factory Records - 2009

    Nigeria-England UK, 1972

  • Time: October 15 - 9:24:00 am
  • The Best of the Black President

    Fela & The Africa 70, “Shakara (Oloje)”

    from The Best of the Black President

    Knitting Factory Records - 2009

    Nigeria, 1973

  • Time: October 15 - 9:42:00 am
  • Expensive Shit - EP

    Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70, “Water No Get Enemy”

    from Expensive Shit - EP

    Knitting Factory Records - 2009

    Nigeria, 1975

  • Time: October 15 - 9:56:00 am
  • Zombie

    Fela & Afrika 70, “Zombie”

    from Zombie

    Coconut - 1977

    Nigeria

  • Time: October 15 - 10:15:00 am
  • No Agreement (Edit) - EP

    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Afrika 70, “No Agreement”

    from No Agreement (Edit) - EP

    Knitting Factory Records - 2021

    Nigeria-USA, 1977

  • Time: October 15 - 10:34:00 am
  • Shuffering & Shmiling, Pt. 1 & 2 - EP

    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & The Afrika 70, “Shuffering & Shmiling, Pt. 2”

    from Shuffering & Shmiling, Pt. 1 & 2 - EP

    Knitting Factory Records - 2009

    Nigeria, 1978

  • Time: October 15 - 10:49:00 am
  • Coffin for Head of State - EP

    Fela & Africa 70, “Coffin for Head of State (Part 2)”

    from Coffin for Head of State - EP

    Knitting Factory Records - 2009

    Nigeria, 1981

    Global A Go-Go    October 15th, 2023

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