Oct 29, 2012
For Free: Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker Live!: Remixed by Teck-Zilla
It's Fela Kuti's birthday (Oct. 15th), which means Felabration, the annual global celebration of the legacy of the pioneer of Afrobeat, activist, maverick and arguably the most famous cultural icon from Africa, is taking plac.
As an accompaniment to Felabration, the global culture platform Society HAE teamed up with Nigerian emcee/beatmaker/producer Teck-Zilla (of hip hop outfit Str8Buttah) to to release Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed, the second of a series of mixtape collaborations with African artists, the first being the AFRIKA21 Mixtape Vol. 3 produced by Spoek Mathambo.
On the mixtape, which Teck-Zilla says was “Inspired by the urgency and need to share Fela's legacy from a Nigerian's point of view,” he combines snippets of rare interviews with Fela, Ginger Baker and Fela’s musicians with sound bites and remixes of the live recordings from his 1971 LIVE! album, which featured Africa70 and Ginger Baker. Original soundscapes by Teck-zilla are also present on the DocuMixtape’s featured tracks.