Fela Kuti Vinyl - Shakara
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+