12:00pm

Wed April 27, 2011
NPR Story

Nigerian Artist Femi Kuti Talks Politics And Music

He has been one of the most recognized and beloved Nigerian contemporary artists in the past twenty years. Son of Afro-beat pioneer Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti has managed to break from his father's legacy and create his own unique identity as an artist, infusing modern jazz and funk twists into his songs. An outspoken activist, his lyrics decry government corruption. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kuti about his latest album Africa for Africa, his life and his musical legacy.