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Fela Kuti Published 3 years ago in Afrobeats

GGLP-001 | Fela and Afrika 70 "Sorrow, Tears and Blood"


First Fela record released in Brazil and Goma-Gringa's debut release!

Limited high-quality reissue of the legendary black-president, king of Afro-Beat; Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
For the first time re-issued in his original version featuring the original extented 16 min version of 'Sorrow, Tears and Blood'.
Strictly limited to 500 copies! Beautiful silkscreened sleeve and high-quality exclusive photo insert!


1977, on the 18th of February at dawn, a thousand armed Nigerian army men started tackling Fela and his Kalakuta republic, which were both seen as a symbol of defiance against the oppressive state.

‘Sorrow, Tears and Blood’ was among the first albums Fela released following the destruction of Kalakuta.

The title track is one of the most powerful protest songs ever recorded. In an impassioned attack on police and army violence against political dissenters in Africa, ‘Sorrow, Tears and Blood’ accurately depicts the trail left in the wake of the February 18th raid.

Fela sings how, invariably, the police and army leave behind them "sorrow, tears and blood" while the backing vocalists respond, "dem regular trademark".
As said by Fela, this LP was dedicated "to the memory of those who were beaten, raped, tortured or injured" during the Kalakuta attack.

Decca, which was Fela’s record company, scared by reprisals from the government, refused to release ‘Sorrow, Tears & Blood’. A decision that led Fela into setting up Kalakuta Records and making this album the label’s debut release.


Get your copy here: http://en.gomagringa.com/produ....ct/lp-fela-kuti-sorr


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