Ghanaian Producer Celebrates Late Afro-Beat Legend Fela Kuti
Ghanaian music producer Yung Fly today , celebrated one of Africa’s Greats Fela Kuti via 4 instrumentals which were sampled off some of Fela’s songs. Beatz Nation caught up with Yung Fly to tell us about how the whole project came up and he had this to say :
“ As part of the celebration and remembrance of the Nigerian legend, I made these beats from scratch unplanned to contribute to the culture and legacy of Mr Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti that forever lives on. He would have turned 78 if he was still alive and these beats would be jammed at his party ha!
This project was impromptu, it all started by seeing a tweet by @okayafrica the night before Fela’s birthday. A tweet that read “Top 10 Fela Kuti Songs” with a link attached to it so I checked it out knowing I have about 53 Fela Kuti folders containing every album/song of his.
— Okayafrica (@okayafrica) October 16, 2016
The first song on the list was “Lets Start” and when I listened, that was it! Got motivated to do this project. How long did it take to do this? Started at around 11pm and finished at 4am.
Because it was impromptu, final mix, mastering and live instrumentation delayed a bit sending emails here and there between my brothers Derek Drvmroll Asare, Jerom Ghost LXXXVIII Boateng (THEM) and Sam Clarence SkyBeatsGH Richter, couldn’t have pulled this off the way I did without them. “
Kindly find link attached below to stream Felabration, Enjoy!