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Bukky Leo & Black Egypt - Tribute to Fela, Vol. 1 (Live at the Jazz Cafe)
Vinyl LP
£19.99
Digital
£6.99
Out 4th May 2018

Bukky Leo & Black Egypt

Tribute to Fela, Vol. 1 (Live at the Jazz Cafe)

Drift Recordings

Released: 20th April 2018 | 4 track afrobeat album

Drift recordings present a live Afrobeat album of higher calibre. Tribute the Fela Kuti by Bukky Leo & Black Egypt. The album consists of a superb live rendition of Fela's hits from the 60-70's. Brought to life in front of a sold out Jazz Cafe in Camden. When the band kicks into gear, You can hear the pulse and the atmospheric rush. Listening to this album gives you the feeling you're actually part of the audience. Sublime stuff. It take takes you on telepathic journey into the trenches of the Kalakuta Republic itself. (Fela' Residence in Lagos). Volume 2 is already in the making hence the story continues but not before new original music from the label boss himself . Keep your ears peeled and watch this space.

"Bukky Leo is the real deal! I’ve loved his playing since he first blew us away on arrival in the UK in the 80s. His Black Egypt projects channels Fela Kuti from the source. Bukky was mentored by Tony Allen and played with Fela - this tribute band swings like Fela’s groups swang. HEAVY Afrobeat grooves and trance like afro-funk work outs."
Jez Nelson, Jazz FM
"Bukky Leo is the missing link between Afrobeat and Acid Jazz, having played with Fela and been signed to the iconic Acid Jazz label."
Gerry Lighsight, Mambista
"Bukky Leo & Black Egypt come correct with new versions of Fela classics recorded live at London’s Jazz Cafe."
Tony Allen, Blue Note Records