Fela Kuti & The Africa ’70 – Zombie (1977)

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Fela Kuti wrote ‘Zombie’ at the height of his clash with the Nigerian government as an indictment of a mindless military regime. The song’s downbeat theme and upbeat sound stirred unrest. This was Kuti’s afrobeat in 1977, featuring call-and-response chants, complex and funky rhythm guitar, and the individual line “No break, no job, no sense”.

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