1. Weed-puffing folk hero, energetic polygamist, political rabble-rouser and all-around badass, the late Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti is one of the few figures to near-singlehandedly concoct an entire musical genre — in this case the magnificently propulsive, polyrhythmic Afrobeat. A new tribute to the Nigerian bandleader features Jim James, Kronos Quartet, tUnE-yArDs and more.
Stream the Red Hot + Fela compilation now. 

    Weed-puffing folk hero, energetic polygamist, political rabble-rouser and all-around badass, the late Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti is one of the few figures to near-singlehandedly concoct an entire musical genre — in this case the magnificently propulsive, polyrhythmic Afrobeat. A new tribute to the Nigerian bandleader features Jim James, Kronos Quartet, tUnE-yArDs and more.

    Stream the Red Hot + Fela compilation now