Okayafrica Audio: ?uestlove x Tune-Yards x Angélique Kidjo x Akua Naru ‘Lady’ [Fela Tribute]

single artwork for ?uestlove x Tune-Yards Red Hot & Riot collaboration f/ Akua Naru, a cover of Fela Kuti's Nigerian Afrobeat classic "Lady"

single artwork for ?uestlove x Tune-Yards Red Hot & Riot collaboration f/ Akua Naru, a cover of Fela Kuti's Nigerian Afrobeat classic "Lady"

El patrón ?uestlove just dropped his cover of “Lady” alongside tUnE-yArDsAngélique Kidjo and Akua Naru for Red Hot + FELA — a new Fela Kuti tribute compilation by the Red Hot Organization and the (RED) campaign. Kidjo and Naru reinterpret Fela’s original lyrics criticizing westernized African women who he felt had been corrupted by the feminist movement, “reclaim[ing] ‘Lady’ for women in the world today, particularly African women, who will have an important role in ending the AIDS epidemic there” as Merril Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) explained. The track’s release sparks a ten-day fundraising and awareness campaign called (RED) RUSH TO ZERO. Stream/buy below and learn more about the campaign.

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