Fela Kuti and Band Performance in Lekki, Lagos  © Toludpilgrim / WIkimedia Commons

Fela Kuti and Band Performance in Lekki, Lagos © Toludpilgrim / WIkimedia Commons

Of her next broadcast (Sunday, November 1st), DJ Darla Bea writes:

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was Nigeria’s Bob Marley…the James Brown of Africa.

‘Felabrate’ the King of the Afrobeat genre tonight! Learn about Fela Kuti’s jazz beginnings in London and the American Soul influence on Nigeria’s Highlife music that eventually became Afrobeat. Hear about the famed Shrine nightclub, tunes from the Fela! Broadway musical, family members Femi Kuti and Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Afro-soul groups, and more!”

“Rock It Properly” airs on Sundays in the Fall from 8-10pm.