Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am

Haven’t been able to stop listening to this version (feel like it has something to do with the wail[?]/groan of Jim James) from recently released compilation RED HOT + FELA, repeatedly over last few weeks! Via Jimmy Fallon here

In this interview Jim James explains that the first time he heard Fela Kuti’s music he felt “his music to me is like the sound of a circle, the sound of the rings on a tree…everything about his music is so circular…music to live by“…


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