Search - Femi Kuti :: Shoki Shoki

Shoki Shoki
Femi Kuti
Shoki Shoki
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Debut Album from the Son of Afrobeat King Fela Kuti.


Larger Image
Listen to Samples

CD Details

All Artists: Femi Kuti
Title: Shoki Shoki
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Mca
Original Release Date: 1/1/1999
Re-Release Date: 1/25/2000
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: World Dance, Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454326728


Album Details
Debut Album from the Son of Afrobeat King Fela Kuti.

Similar CDs

Similarly Requested CDs


CD Reviews

A new Femi fan!
K. Madden | 06/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I had never seen or heard of Femi Kuti until recently when he performed at the World Music Awards. His amazing performance of "Beng Beng Beng" was the highlight of the event! I was drawn to the amazing rhythmic afro beats in the instrumental aspects of his music and the sensuality in his voice. I bought this CD because of it and am truly impressed with it. "Shoki Shoki has several great tracks besides the above mentioned including, "Truth Don Die" and "Eregele". Femi's music is filled with so much energy that it's hard to stay still when listening to it."
Femi is not Fela. He renews the legacy and makes it his own
Bruce A. Ishikawa | Marlborough, MA USA | 11/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Young Femi Kuti played sax is his legendary father's legendary band. You can see him take a little solo in the "Fela in Concert" video, filmed in Paris in 1981. He, better than any other, is well grounded in the Afrobeat tradition. But beginning with Shoki Shoki, he brings this great music into today's musical scene, keeping the rhythms that make this music and adding a completely contemporary sound. This CD is very hot, full of great dance numbers and politically aware lyrics that come across as much more heartfelt and bitter than his dad's. Fela suffered more than Femi, was burnt out of his house and imprisoned by the government, but he always maintained a sarcastic sense of humor. Femi is more urgent, and so is more thought provoking. This fire drives the music, infuses it with feeling and meaning and makes your heart beat stronger."
A Must Have For World Music Fans
Sonia Mccauley | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 11/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is another prize in my collection. Each song seeps with the realism and brutal honesty of Nigeria's state, such as "Blackman Know Yourself" a song speaking to Africans and even African Americans, to come realize who they really are, "Sorry Sorry" blends catchy afro- beats with Femi's displeasure with the government, and the first track "Truth Don' Die" stands out as one of the best songs on the album. Of course most non-Nigerians may recognize Femi Kuti from his performance of "Beng, Beng, Beng" on the World Music Awards, another track on this album and is one of the only songs that talks about his relationship with a woman. "Beng, Beng Beng" delivers and is probably the best song in terms of music, on the CD in my opinion. Femi Kuti has really broken away from his father's shadow, but at the same time his jumpy, outspoken lyrics and Afro-beats payes homage to him. Buy this, you won't be disappointed."