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Artist
Fela Kuti
ReleaseProduct
Box Set #5 Co-Curated by Chris Martin & Femi Kuti
Label
Knitting Factory Records
Catalogue Number
KFR4006-1
Release Date
December 10, 2021

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  • 7 Vinyl LPs (Why Black Man Dey Suffer, Noise for Vendor Mouth, Kalakuta Show, Excuse O, Ikoyi Blindness, Original Sufferhead, and Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)
  • Artwork for each album has been meticulously recreated from the original vinyl pressings, alongside vintage vinyl label artwork.
  • 20-page full-color booklet featuring: introductions by Chris Martin and Femi Kuti, seven in-depth commentaries on each album by veteran music journalist and Afrobeat historian, Chris May; song lyrics; never before published photos of Fela Kuti; and stills taken from the 1982 Fela documentary Music Is The Weapon.
  • 16x24” Poster designed by Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu, the creative force behind 29 of Fela‘s album covers.

Press Release

Knitting Factory Records is proud to release the next instalment of long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Box Set #5 was co-curated by Fela's son, world-renowned multi-instrumentalist and Afrobeat ambassador, Femi Kuti, and Chris Martin (Coldplay). This volume includes Why Black Man Dey Suffer, Noise for Vendor Mouth, Kalakuta Show, Excuse O, Ikoyi Blindness, Original Sufferhead, and Overtake Don Overtake Overtake.

Track List

Why Black Man Dey Suffer
Ikoyi Mentality Versus Mushin Mentality

Noise for Vendor Mouth
Mattress

Excuse-O
Mr Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss

Kalakuta Show
Don't Make Ganran Ganran (Te Je Je)

Ikoyi Blindness
Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me, Make I Get Money)

Original Sufferhead
Power Show

Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (Part I)
Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (Part II)

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