Live In Detroit (1986)

Knitting Factory Records


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Mastered from the bootleg recording of Fela Kuti & Egypt 80‘s performance at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. This three-disc live set recording is the first release of new Fela Kuti material since 1992, with over two hours of material. 

"The performance flows very freely through the four songs, each of which is introduced with a pointed, and usually pretty funny, monologue from Fela, whose facility with sarcasm was just about unparalleled in his day. Kuti engages his audience, teaching them short Yoruban phrases for call-and-response passages (and admonishing them to pronounce Yoruban words like Africans-- "We Africans talk with our whole mouths"), and these sections of long tracks make for good contrasts with the rhythm section's coolly funky vamping and the lead instrumentalists' winding solos." -Pitchfork


01. Just Like That
02. Confusion Break Bones
03. Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense
04. Beast of No Nation

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