Music of Many Colours

Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers

SKU: KFR1143-1

Barcode: 0720841114314

17.00 £17.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Label: Knitting Factory
  • Released Date: 29th November 2019
  • Buying Format:
    1LP Includes Download Code


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Knitting Factory Records reissue ‘Music Of Many Colours’ on black 140g vinyl with digital download code.

‘Music Of Many Colours’ is a joint album between Roy Ayers and Fela Kuti, recorded after a three week tour of Nigeria’s major cities in 1979, during which Roy Ayers performed as the opening act for Fela’s band. The two artists decided to record the album as a round-up to the tour.

Roy Ayers described the experience saying, “I met Fela Kuti in Nigeria in 1979, and we fell into a great relationship, good personal and music vibes, and we recorded that album together. Fela also came to USA in the Eighties and we performed at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Amazingly energetic, Fela Kuti had a very original concept that was called Afro Beat – a genre with a very unique identity and exceptional music. One of Fela Kuti’s most impressive qualities was that he was undeniably a brilliant show man, as a musician and as a huge dancer as well. His African concept was truly original… The tour was about two black men together coming together, one from Africa and other from USA, a very exciting collaboration.”

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Track Listings

  1. 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
  2. Africa Centre Of The World

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