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Fela Kuti Vinyl - Shakara

€50 EUR

Shakara is one of a clutch of early 1970s albums - also among them this box's Fela's London Scene and Afrodisiac - on which Fela's Afrobeat transitionned from foetal stage to something approaching full-grown form. 

Shakara (1971) includes three of mature Afrobeat's signature ingredients. There are two guitarists. 

Shakara is a mainly instrumental track, with a brief lyric, sung in Yoruba, warning against boasters and braggarts. Up-tempo, with a suitably turbulent horn arrangement, it includes strong solos from Fela on keyboards and the fearsome Igo Chico on tenor saxophone. 

  • Media condition: VG+
  • Sleeve condition: VG+

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