Fela Kuti

Nigerian Femi Kuti sings into a microphone

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti continue Afrobeat legacy in two-part album

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.

Femi Kuti and Made Kuti continue Afrobeat legacy in two-part album
Somi, singer and songwriter.

Here's how these musicians balance free speech and being respectful of their public

Here's how these musicians balance free speech and being respectful of their public
Musician Femi Kuti, son of Nigeria's music legend Fela Kuti, performs with his band at a night show marking the end of a week-long celebration honouring Fela, in Lagos October 22, 2012.

Femi Kuti recalls his father's legacy of activism and creativity

Femi Kuti recalls his father's legacy of activism and creativity
The World

Music heard on air for March 24, 2014

Music heard on air for March 24, 2014
The World

Music heard on the air for March 21, 2014

Music heard on the air for March 21, 2014
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Here's the music you should have heard in 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, PRI's The World is offering the favorite music picks of the year from our DJs around the globe.

Here's the music you should have heard in 2013

Afrobeat from Antibalas: Lead Singer Amayo Channels Fela Kuti

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.

Afrobeat from Antibalas: Lead Singer Amayo Channels Fela Kuti
The World

Musician Seun Kuti Protests Against Fuel Price Rise in Nigeria

Seun Kuti, son of Nigeria's legendary musician Fela Kuti has emerged as one of the protest leaders in Nigeria.

Musician Seun Kuti Protests Against Fuel Price Rise in Nigeria
The World

'Fela!' The latest work of choreographer Bill T. Jones nominated for 11 Tonys

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.

'Fela!' The latest work of choreographer Bill T. Jones nominated for 11 Tonys

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti

Seun Kuti is leader of his band, Egypt 80 -- their new CD, called "Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80," is Seun's first collection of original songs.

Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti
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Global Hit - Les Amazones de Guinee

The women soldiers in Guinea's military band play a different sort of martial music. Marco Werman introduces us to Les Amazones de Guinee.

Global Hit - Les Amazones de Guinee