I Want Kids To Know Fela And What He Means – Wyclef Jean On New Song Titled ”Fela Kuti”

Grammy award winning singer, Wyclef
Jean, has paid tribute to afrobeat legend,
Fela Anikulapo Kuti, with a song on his
[ Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a
Refugee] album, titled ”Fela Kuti.”

The album, which will be released on
September 15th, is Wyclef’s first full length
album in 8-years.

On why he named a song on the album
FELA KUTI, Wyclef told XXL:

“I decided to name it Fela Kuti because for
me, I feel like we be thinking of [Bob]
Marley, we give a lot of people from our
past props, so when the kids hear Fela
Kuti, I really want them to Google
it.” “Fela Kuti studied jazz in England.
Wyclef studied jazz at Vailsburg High
School. Fela Kuti then went back to his
country and tried to help his country by
running for president. Wyclef, you know,
did the same thing. Then, Fela, through all
his obstacles and all that, his music is
what pillared him right back to the top. He
understood the strongest way to help
politically was to make sure the music was
bangin.’ So for me, the same way kids can
have songs called “Wyclef Jean” who are
influenced by me, I want kids to know who
Fela is and what he means.”

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