The roots of Afrobeat — not to be confused with the more pop-oriented Afrobeats, which has exploded in popularity in recent years — is socially conscious music, according to Made Kuti, Fela Kuti's grandson.
The New York Afrobeat band Antibalas have just come out with their latest release. And it's chock-a-block with the spirit and sound of Fela Kuti.
Seun Kuti, son of Nigeria's legendary musician Fela Kuti has emerged as one of the protest leaders in Nigeria.
Nominations for theater's Tony awards have been announced, and 'Fela!' has earned eleven. It's a depiction of the life of Nigerian composer and political activist Fela Kuti.