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FELA KUTI

I.T.T (Vinyl) (Reissue)

Model:
KFR2038
SKU:
327096
PLU: 720841205111
At the time of its release, the name of this album (and the eponymous title track) would have been recognized by any Nigerian as the acronym for "International Telephone and Telegraph", Nigeria's biggest telecommunications conglomerate. In this case, however, Fela satirically used the acronym to mean "International Thief-Thief."
At the time of its release, the name of this album (and the eponymous title track) would have been recognized by any Nigerian as the acronym for "International Telephone and Telegraph", Nigeria's biggest telecommunications conglomerate. In this case, however, Fela satirically used the acronym to mean "International Thief-Thief."
Format - LP
Genre - World
Release Date - 06/01/17

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At the time of its release, the name of this album (and the eponymous title track) would have been recognized by any Nigerian as the acronym for "International Telephone and Telegraph", Nigeria's biggest telecommunications conglomerate. In this case, however, Fela satirically used the acronym to mean "International Thief-Thief."

The song is a 24-minute direct attack on multinational's CEO, Moshood Abiola, who also happened to own Decca, the label Fela was signed to at the time, and with whom Fela was in full battle mode based on the label's refusal to release his albums. Fela takes this opportunity to publicly disgrace Abiola for, in Fela's eyes, becoming a stooge for the white man through his general colonial mentality, and specifically for his collusion in the CIA-led effort to dislocate Chile's democratically elected Marxist president Allende.

The lyrics also include a pointed history lesson outlining the way, in the days of slavery, the white man would find a willing African who would sell his own people into slavery.

Primary Format - MusicVinyl
ArtistFELA KUTI
LabelKnitting Factory
Music GenreWorld Music
Music Genre PrimaryWorld
Music Genre SecondaryFunk & Soul

LP

  • 1. International Thief Theif, Pt. 1
  • 2. International Thief Thief, Pt. 2
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