CHECK OUT THE VENUS VINYL OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH HERE

FELA KUTI - WHY BLACK MAN DEY SUFFER VINYL RE-ISSUE (LTD. ED. TRANSPARENT YELLOW)
FELA KUTI - WHY BLACK MAN DEY SUFFER VINYL RE-ISSUE (LTD. ED. TRANSPARENT YELLOW)

FELA KUTI - WHY BLACK MAN DEY SUFFER VINYL RE-ISSUE (LTD. ED. TRANSPARENT YELLOW)

Regular price £20.99 Sale

LIMITED EDITION TRANSPARENT YELLOW VINYL RE-ISSUE

Release Date: 26th January 2024

Limited edition pressing of only 500!


"‘Why Black Man Dey Suffer’, recorded in 1971, was originally deemed too controversial for release by EMI, his label at the time. Having recently been schooled in the American black power movement and having taken on a new Pan-African worldview, this album served as one of Fela’s first musical soapboxes on which he challenged the colonial injustices and corruption of the ruling elites of his time. The title track, also featuring Ginger Baker, is a history lesson on the oppression of the African man. It details the litany of abuses the black man has suffered - from being taken as slaves, to having an alien people impose a new culture upon them, taking their land, fighting them, and setting them against one another. ‘Ikoyi Mentality’ firmly expresses Fela’s identification with the downtrodden masses and his rejection of the ways of the ruling class inhabitants of the Ikoyi neighbourhood in Lagos."