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Femi Kuti - 100% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 June 1962, London, England. 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 has added the exuberance of young Lagos as well as the sounds of American dance music. This element has been enhanced by the fondness for his music by s Read more

Manu Dibango - 35% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 December 1933, Douala, Cameroon. Sent to France to complete his education in 1949, Dibango lived in Paris until 1956. By now a proficient saxophonist and classically trained pianist, he then moved to Brussels, Belgium. In Brussels, he played regularly at the Black Angels Club, developing his fusion of jazz and Cameroonian makossa music. In 1960, he joined the band led by Read more

The Souljazz Orchestra - 28% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
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King Sunny Ade - 25% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sunday Adeniyi, 1 September 1946, Oshogbo, Nigeria. When Ade dropped out of school in 1963 in order to play with semi-professional Lagos juju bands, his parents - from the royal family of Ondo - were horrified. In Nigeria, as in much of Africa, music was regarded by ‘respectable’ people as a very low-caste occupation. Ade’s subsequent national and internationa Read more

The Budos Band - 23% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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Funkadelic - 22% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Clinton (22 July 1940, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA), established this inventive, experimental group out of the 1969 line-up of his doo-wop vocal outfit the Parliaments - Raymond Davis (b. 29 March 1940, Sumter, South Carolina, USA, d. 5 July 2005, New Brunswick, USA), Grady Thomas (b. 5 January 1941, Newark, New Jersey, USA), Calvin Simon (b. 22 May 1942, Beckley Read more

Sly & The Family Stone - 22% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential US band was formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by brothers Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart, 15 March 1943, Denton, Texas, USA) and Freddie Stone (b. Frederick Stewart, 5 June 1946, Vallejo, California, USA; guitar), with Cynthia Robinson (b. 12 January 1946, Sacramento, California, USA; trumpet), Jerry Martini (b. 1 October 1943, Colorado, USA; Read more

Orchestra Baobab - 20% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1970 as the weekend house band at a Dakar club for government officials, Orchestra Baobab (aka Orchestre Du Bawobab) were early Senegalese fusionists who paved the way for artists such as Youssou N’Dour and Touré Kunda. The original line-up included Baro N’Diaye (saxophone), Barthelemy Attisso (guitar), Latfi Benjeloum (guitar), Charlie N’Diaye ( Read more

Curtis Mayfield - 19% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 December 1999, Roswell, Georgia, USA. As songwriter and vocalist with the Impressions, Mayfield established an early reputation as one of soul music’s most intuitive talents. In the decade between 1961 and 1971, he penned a succession of exemplary singles for his group, including ‘Gypsy Woman’ (1961), ‘It’s Read more

Jorge Ben - 19% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes, 22 March 1942, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ben’s self-taught technique involves a highly skilled and fluent adaptation of samba with conventional western pop. He is often considered to be one of the finest exponents of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), a term that acknowledges the continuing evolution of Brazilian mu Read more

Burning Spear - 18% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Mingus - 18% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sun Ra - 18% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Meters - 18% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This fundamental quartet, Art Neville (Arthur Lanon Neville, 17 December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; keyboards), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), George Porter Jnr. (b. 26 December 1947, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; bass) and Joseph ‘Zigaboo/Ziggy’ Modeliste (drums), came together during informal sessions held in various New Orleans nightclubs. Initially known as Ar Read more

James Brown - 17% match to Fela Kuti

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Joseph Brown Jnr., 3 May 1928, Barnwell, South Carolina, USA, d. 25 December 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (NB: Brown always claimed he was born in 1933 in Macon, Georgia.) ‘The Hardest Working Man In Showbusiness’, ‘The Godfather Of Soul’, ‘The Minister Of The New New Super Heavy Funk’ - such sobriquets only hint at the protracted James Br Read more


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