Questlove x tUnE-yArDs x Angélique Kidjo x Akua Naru – ‘Lady’ [Fela Kuti Tribute] | New Music

Questlove of the Mighty Roots Crew links with Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo, Connecticut-born MC Akua Naru and the innovative tUnE-yArDs music project for “Lady,” an all-star tribute to Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti appearing on the upcoming Red Hot + FELA compilation.

Originally recorded by Fela himself as a criticism of African women with aspirations to meet European standards, the song was re-done to “reclaim ‘Lady’ for women in the world today, particularly African women, who will have an important role in ending the AIDS epidemic there,” explains tUnE-yArDs founder Merril Garbus.

The Red Hot + FELA project was put together by the Red Hot Organization and the (RED) campaign, both of whom are dedicated to fighting the ongoing AIDS epidemic, and the release of “Lady” kicks off a ten-day fundraising campaign called (RED) RUSH TO ZERO. Stream the single below, and buy it on iTunes to support the initiative.

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