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Femi Kuti
Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti is an award winning Nigerian musician, and the oldest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 6267 KB) Summary Photo of Femi Kuti performing, courtesy of Afropop Worldwide. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 6267 KB) Summary Photo of Femi Kuti performing, courtesy of Afropop Worldwide. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... Afrobeat is a combination of American funk rhythms fused with African percussion and vocal styles. ... Fela Anikulapo Kuti (b. ...


Femi was born in London on 16 June 1962 and grew up in the former Nigerian capital Lagos. For other uses, see London (disambiguation) and Defining London (below). ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... View of Lagos Island Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria. ...


Like his father, Femi has shown a strong commitment to social and political causes throughout his career, but unlike his father he differs in his religious views.


In 2001, Femi collaborated with a number of US musicians such as Common, Mos Def, and Jaguar Wright, on his Fight to Win album. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to present) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York, New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal republic... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mos Def sporting Triple 5 Soul Mos Def (born Dante Terrell Smith on December 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rapper and actor. ... Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially in the case of fiery Philadelphia chanteuse Jaguar Wright. ...


Discography

1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motown, also known as Tamla-Motown outside the U.S., is a record label founded on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in...

External links

  • Femi Kuti - Photos and Biography

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Femi Kuti ---Ink Blot Magazine (1457 words)
Femi has certainly inherited his father's ability to be a thorn in the side of the government via political commentary within his songs, but it is more likely that the Nigerian government would seek to work in cooperation with Femi.
Femi saw his father's lifestyle as a counterpoint to the dramatic impact his music was having on the politics and the culture of Nigeria and of Africa as a whole.
Femi was certain to maintain his father's anti-establishment sensibilities, though, and he founded MASS, the Movement Against Second Slavery, to spread the word of the effects of government corruption and American and European business interests on post-colonial Africa.
BBC - Glastonbury 2005 - Femi Kuti (282 words)
Femi is the son of the legendary Nigerian Afro-Beat pioneer Fela Kuti.
Femi is a worthy successor to his father and has added a new dimension to the polyrhythmic sound in which his father specialised.
Femi Kuti remains one of Africa's true talents and rank, especially in the eyes of young lagosians,one of the most talented artistes in the world and a true son of his father,the enigma, fela.
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