The first single from the forthcoming album (RED) Hot + FELA has arrived in the iTunes store! The track - a remake of Fela Kuti’s “Lady” - features Angelique Kidjo, tUnE-yArDs, Akua Naru and Ahmir Questlove Thompson. The song was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Watch the behind-scenes clip with ?uesto & Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) as they dissect Fela’s complex percussive rhythms and reclaiming “Lady” for modern African women.
The album, (RED) Hot + FELA, pays homage to the music and spirit of Fela Kuti and will be the first collaboration between (RED) and the Red Hot Organization, creators of a long running line of musically original compilations thatbenefit AIDS organizations. Be in the know and check out www.facebook.com/joinred and @joinRED for upcoming details on this latest music collaboration.