Shakara (1972)

Knitting Factory Records


  • Shakara (1972)
  • Shakara (1972)

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Knitting Factory Records is proud to release the long-awaited vinyl reissue of Shakara.

With the exception of some lo-fi pirate editions, this Knitting Factory Records reissue series is the first time Fela's LPs have been made available as individual vinyl albums since they were originally released during his lifetime.

Shakara is a two-track release of 13-minute songs that showcase Fela’s satirical side. “Lady”, perhaps one of Fela’s most popular tracks, criticizes westernized African women who he felt had been corrupted by their embrace of the new feminist movement of the time. “Shakara” is another lyrically lambasting track that takes on braggarts and blowhards who boast false claims about their personal power and influence.


1. Lady
2. Shakara (Oloje) 

CD version includes "London Scene"

Standard Black Vinyl LP comes with Download Card (MP3)

Vinyl reissue released October 14, 2016

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