When Leke Adeboye mentioned that he loved (late) Fela Anikulapo Kuti, he was backlashed as well as his personal opinion. Many didn’t value his sincerity.
Sadly, the legendary Afro-beat maestro is not recognized by many. Well, may be for those who can’t appreciate the aesthetics of good music: rhythms, rhyme and prophet-message.
Interestingly, what we take for granted is what the world celebrates. Bands across the world have spent years rehearsing and scoring the sax compositions and jazz scale improvisiations of the Afro-beat legend, Fela. One of such band is ‘Snarky-Puppy’.
Meet Brooklyn born and based, three-times Grammy Award winning ‘Snarky Puppy’. For many who didn’t know, this is one of three bands I confessed I listened to and which I listed on my public author-profile. Snarky Puppy plays Jazz,Neo-soul,Funk,Afro-beat and Synth music. It is led by bassist, Michael League and has as one of its lead piansists, Cory Henry. The other two bands I listen to are ‘Hillsongs’ and ‘Pieces of a Dream’
The voice of Fela re-echoes in their symphonies.