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.
The Roots drummer supremo, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, better known as
?uestlove, shares his memories of first hearing Fela and goes on to describe his favourite song.
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/ap_XEYjIKZc