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by World Music Network September 26, 2011


Fela Soul

fela soul

Courtesy of the blog gummysoul.com is another excellent afrobeat-hiphop mashup (remember our Ghostfunk article?).

This time, Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazawayhas created the musical tapestry 'Fela Soul', combining music by the afrobeat legend Fela Kutiwith rap pioneers De La Soul.

More than just a clever title, 'Fela Soul' is an eight track, thirty three minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs,  and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of  hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and eight carefully chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.

Download the entire album for free, along with liner notes and album commentary below.