ROFOROFO FIGHT (50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) by FELA KUTI
|Title||ROFOROFO FIGHT (50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)|
|Label||KNITTING FACTORY RECORDS|
|Catalog #||KFR 2006-8|
|Release||W 34 - 2022|
|Format||Vinyl - UK2LP|
|€ 36,50||incl. VAT, excl. shipping|
Nigerian Afrobeat composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti has a vast catalogue that dates back over half a century. Roforofo Fight is one of the many standouts and it was recorded in Lagos in 1972 on the Jofabro label with the legendary Tony Allen on drums as well as Christopher Uwaifor on tenor, Lekan Animashaun on baritone and many other key players alongside the main man. The lyrics convey Fela's frustration at intolerant and violent behaviour as told through the story of a street fight.
The 50th-anniversary reissue of Roforofo Fight is pressed on double yellow and green vinyl. Side D features singles "Shenshema" and "Ariya" on vinyl for the first time. The two tracks were originally released as a 7" single in 1972.