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FELA KUTI & EGYPT 80 - Beasts Of No Nation LP (incl. Download Code)

Catalog Number: KFR2043-1

Label: Knitting Factory

Format: Vinyl

Artist: FELA KUTI / EGYPT 80

Release Type: Album

Genre: World, Recommendations,

Availability: In stock


FELA KUTI & EGYPT 80 - Beasts Of No Nation LP (incl. Download Code)

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Beast of No Nation is the first song Fela wrote in 1986, after he was liberated from prison—serving two years from a five year prison sentence for trumped-up foreign currency violation charges. Everywhere he went after his release, people were asking him what he was going to sing about: ‘Fela wetin you go sing about? Them go worry me!”. People wanted to hear him sing about his prison experience, like he had done with the songs like: Alagbon Close, Kalakuta Show, and Expensive Shit. Finally, he decided to sing about the world we live in—with particular reference to Nigeria. He said when he was in prison he called it ‘Inside World’, out of prison he called it ‘Outside World’. But for him it is actually ‘Craze World’. Otherwise, what name can one give a world with: police brutality, army oppression, courts without justice, magistrates who are supposed to uphold the law, obviously seen bending the law to please some special interest. As further proof of the craze world, he sings about the judge who sent him to jail for five years on a trumped up charge, only for the same judge to visit Fela in a prison hospital two years after. The judge apologized, claiming he was under pressure from the government to convict. This could only happen in a Craze World, Fela reasons. It can only be in a craze world that people sit and watch governments shoot down protesting students with impunity, like in Soweto(South Africa), Zaria and Ife(Nigeria). Bearing in mind that Nigeria like all craze world countries, condemn the apartheid regime in South Africa, yet committing crimes against humanity in their respective countries.

01. Beasts of No Nation

Listen here...https://youtu.be/pCpua4dvUXs

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Label Knitting Factory
Format Vinyl
Back to date 27 Nov 2015

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