Shakara (album)

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Shakara
Shakara (album).jpg
Studio album by
Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa '70
Released1972
Recorded1972 in Lagos, Nigeria
GenreAfrobeat
Length27:13
LabelEMI
008N
ProducerFela Kuti
Fela Kuti chronology
Live!
(1971)
Shakara
(1972)
Roforofo Fight
(1972)

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]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fela Kuti discography Archived 2014-05-31 at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 12, 2014
  2. ^ a b Henderson, A., Allmusic review, accessed May 12, 2014.