A new compilation album called (RED) Hot + FELA will be a return to honoring the music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti while also raising funds and and awareness to help deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. All of this is being done through RedRush.com.
Yesterday (June 1st), a cover of Fela’s “Lady” was released to represent the forthcoming compilation album, and this is performed by tUnE-yArDs, Angelique Kidjo, ?uestlove, and Akua Naru, and the collaboration sounds incredible. This is not ?uestlove’s first time honoring the music of Fela, for he had a hand in putting together the Red, Hot & Riot album eleven years ago that brought his music to a new generation.
(RED) Hot & FELA will be released by Knitting Factory Records later this year. If you like this cover of “Lady”, you can order it from iTunes through the following links: