Fela Kuti http://tpr.org en First Listen: 'Red Hot + Fela' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-red-hot-fela Weed-puffing folk hero, energetic polygamist, political rabble-rouser and all-around badass, the late Nigerian bandleader <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/99085139/fela-kuti">Fela Anikulapo Kuti</a> is one of the few figures to near-singlehandedly concoct an entire musical genre — in this case the magnificently propulsive, polyrhythmic Afrobeat. He was also a potent, prolific composer, so it makes sense that the not-for-profit <a href="http://www.redhot.org/">Red Hot</a> organization has followed its 2002 multi-artist Fela tribute, <em>Red Hot + Riot</em>, with this second volume. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:41:25 +0000 editor 19388 at http://tpr.org First Listen: 'Red Hot + Fela' First Watch: Femi Kuti, 'The World Is Changing' http://tpr.org/post/first-watch-femi-kuti-world-changing "'<em><em>The World Is Changing'</em></em> is groove with a message." That quote, a pretty good summary of the music of Femi Kuti in just nine words, comes from Juan Gélas, the creative director of a new video for Kuti's new song. Femi Kuti is a saxophonist, trumpeter, keyboard player and singer and songwriter. The son of legendary afrobeat musician Fela Kuti, he carries on the tradition of mixing Nigerian beats along with jazz and a healthy dose of politics. Sat, 04 May 2013 00:52:20 +0000 Bob Boilen 10816 at http://tpr.org First Watch: Femi Kuti, 'The World Is Changing' Fela Kuti, On Film and In Concert http://tpr.org/post/fela-kuti-film-and-concert <p></p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 6363 at http://tpr.org Fela Kuti, On Film and In Concert