Music from Africa: Fela Kuti and Lira

This is from Fela Kuti and Afrika 70. It’s a tune called “Zombie.” (Thanks to the Abagond blog for turning me on to this.)

This is a soulful tune called “Ixesha”from South African jazz singer Lira. (Thanks to the South African blog Black Soils – Eden Now for this.)

Sadly, this jazz flavor is missing from much of modern African American music.

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