Alagbon Close-Why Black Man Dey Suffer
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Until now these 2 Fela Kuti albums have only had sporadic availability on CD. We now bring them together for release on one CD to commemorate Fela's death 10 years ago this month.
The tracks on this album commemorate his passing, celebrate his musical legacy and perfectly encapsulate his life's work: Alagbon Close graphically describes the goings-on in that infamous Lagos police station and jail. Why Black Man Dey Suffer, railing against colonialism. Ikoyi Mentality Versus Mushin Mentality, lambasting the attitude of the African bourgeoisie. I No Get Eye For Back proclaiming that we may not be masters of our own destinies.