Shakara (album)

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Studio album by Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa '70
Released 1972
Recorded 1972 in Lagos, Nigeria
Genre Afrobeat
Length 27:13
Label EMI
Producer Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti chronology
Roforofo Fight

Shakara is an album by Nigerian Afrobeat composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti recorded in Lagos in 1971 and originally released on the Nigerian EMI label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4½ stars commenting "Kuti was highly eclectic, and his innovative, visionary music contained elements of funk/soul, jazz, and blues, as well as African music. That eclectic spirit proves to be a major asset on Shakara, which consists of two 13-minute performances by Kuti's Africa 70 band".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Fela Kuti

  1. "Lady" - 13:47
  2. "Shakara (Oloje)" - 13:26



  1. ^ Fela Kuti discography, accessed May 12, 2014
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A., Allmusic Review accessed May 12, 2014