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ARTICLE: AFROBEAT DIARIES

Part 2 - Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the sack of Kalakuta Republic

Read "Part 2 - Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the sack of Kalakuta Republic" reviewed by Chris May

Part 1 of the Afrobeat Diaries looked at the circumstances surrounding Fela Kuti's 1974 album Alagbon Close (Jofabro), the first of Kuti's discs so explicitly to expose the brutality and injustice then, as now, rampant among the Nigerian police and judiciary.

Part 2 first relates the consequences of that brave album, which began ...