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MJ vs Fela

As a long time fan of the legendary Fela Kuti, I decided to catch up on some additional Fela facts the other day. That brought me to the 1982 documentary “Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon”. Without getting into a full out review of the film I’ll just say, WATCH IT. It’s a great use of 52 minutes; you won’t be disappointed. After watching the movie and being on a Fela craze, I scoured the interweb trying to find obscure Fela tracks and/or remixes. That led me to the Marksmen Guerrilla Production Network project The King Meets The President In Africa (Michael Jackson vs Fela). In theory it seems like a weird concept to blend the organic fluidity of Fela Kuti Afrobeat with 80’s MJ classics but somehow it works. I suggest starting with these tracks and then downloading the whole album here if you want more.

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MJ vs Fela – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

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MJ vs Fela – Thriller /  Zombie