Ghana 1 Podcast: Geraldo Pino and Fela Kuti in Ghana

from  Afropop Worldwide

Jul 29, 2013


The influence of the James Brown (The Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, Etc) on the music of Ghana is enormous. In this web-exclusive podcast, producer Banning Eyre, we explore the influence of Brown on an entire generation of Ghanian musicians- a young Fela Kuti included. We also focus on Geraldo Pino, a talented performer who was able to rework Brown's style for a domestic audience. While Kuti and Pino are often depicted as locked in a fierce rivalry, the truth is that the men had a warm friend...more

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