Fela Kuti Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense on LP + Download Card
Over a decade a half after his death, vindication has come to Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius. AfroBeat, his gift to the world, is now an international staple on his own uncompromising terms, social content intact. Throughout his life, Fela contended that AfroBeat was a modern form of danceable, African classical music with an urgent message for the planet’s denizens. Created out of a cross-breeding of Funk, Jazz, Salsa and Calypso with Juju, Highlife and African percussive patterns, it was to him a political weapon.
The title track of Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense sees Fela explaining the role of the teacher in any society with the concept that everything we consider as problems, and accept as good in life, begin with what we are taught. With production help coming from the talented and prolific Wally Badarou, these songs have Fela's most full-bodied sound to date and a horn section that's much hotter and brassier than ever before. "Look and Laugh" is among Fela's most compelling songs and details the attack from Nigerian soldiers on his home, the Kalakuta Compound, in a detached almost journalistic way.
Fela Kuti Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Track Listing:
1. Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
2. Look And Laugh