Newen Afrobeat

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Newen Afrobeat
Years active2010 (2010)–present

Newen Afrobeat is an Afrobeat band that started in 2010 in Chile. Newen Afrobeat revisits Fela Kuti's musical heritage. The word Newen means 'strength' in the Mapuche language.[1]


Their first, eponymous, album was released in 2013,[2] followed by their second Newen plays Fela, released in 2017.[3]


Their style finds its inspiration in the Nigerian Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and their répertoire does include some of Kuti's titles. Their music is also influenced by the Indian roots of their own country. Their live performances are also demonstrations in support of the Mapuche cause.[4]



  • Newen Afrobeat (2014)
  • Newen plays Fela (2017)


  1. ^ "Dijon : Newen Afrobeat a conquis la Péniche Cancale" (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  2. ^ S.A.P., El Mercurio (2013-12-20). "Tras un carnaval al aire libre el grupo Newen Afrobeat lanza su disco este domingo |". Emol (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  3. ^ "Newen Afrobeat". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  4. ^ Cruz, Nando (2017-09-03). "Bailando en defensa del pueblo mapuche". elperiodico (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-10-05.

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