New Fela Kuti album set for release

TVC E, MUSIC - Though he has been gone for close to 19 years, his music still lives on. A new Fela Kuti project is set to debut this year. Knitting Factory Records has announced the release of some of Fela’s classics with the Koola Lobitos. Called ‘Highlife – Jazz and Afro-Soul (1963-1969)’ The 3-CD compilation contains all the Koola Lobitos recordings with a 12-page booklet, including a full discography and essay by Fela Kuti scholar and author Michael Veal. It was recorded in the mid-1960s at the Afro-Spot in Lagos, Nigeria and it demonstrates how Fela used a mix of jazz and high-life to create the early beginnings of what was soon to become his characteristic Afrobeat. Knitting Factory Records has also launched Fela.net, a website that connects fans to resources and music from the late Afrobeat legend....