This is part of a series of videos presenting the salutations of celebrities on the occasion of what would have been Fela’s 75th birthday. Also on this day, 15th October, Knitting Factory Records are releasing Red Hot + Fela, a compilation album featuring interpretations of Fela songs by a raft of top drawer artists. All profits from this album go towards combatting AIDS.
Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) salutes Fela and talks about her favourite Fela song.
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/lenEsy3uZsE