Listen: tUnE-yArDs and Questlove (playing Roots Picnic this weekend) team up to cover Fela Kuti
tUnE-yArDs and Questlove of the legendary Roots crew have teamed up with Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naru on a cover of Fela Kuti’s “Lady” from (RED) Hot + FELA. Listen to the song below, and go here to purchase the song. All proceeds from the song benefit the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. tUnE-yArDs performs tomorrow at the Roots Picnic. According to the Join Red blog:
(RED) Hot + FELA, pays homage to the music and spirit of Fela Kuti and will be the first collaboration between (RED) and the Red Hot Organization, creators of a long running line of musically original compilations that benefit AIDS organizations, ranging from 1990’s Red Hot + Blue (which featured U2 on Cole Porter’s “Night And Day”) to 2009’s Dark Was The Night produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National.