BEYONCE PAYS TRIBUTE TO FELA DURING HER COACHELLA PERFORMANC

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Beyonce once again why she regards Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as one of her musical inspirations.

Beyonce‘s performance at Coachella on Saturday, April 14, 2018, is the talk of the town on the Internet.

For Nigerians, is even more special because King Bey paid tribute to the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

During her enchanting set, Beyonce’s band performed a rendition of the Afrobeat legend’s classic 1976 track, “Zombie“. It can best be described as moving.

Beyoncé’s performance on the second night of Coachella can be described as highly anticipated after she cancelled her headlining performance for 2017’s edition due to her pregnancy.

And boy, this was a comeback! Her performance as always leaves us humbled.

The singer opened her long-anticipated performance singing “Crazy in Love” accompanied by a New Orleans-style brass marching band, and later crooned a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the black national anthem.
She sang several songs from her album “Lemonade,” backed up by the band and surrounded by step dancers.
For nearly two hours, Beyoncé revealed surprise after surprise.
A tribute to Nina Simone and quotes from Malcolm X. She also sang “Deja Vu” with her husband, Jay-Z, and danced with her sister, Solange.
After months of rumors, Coachella attendees also saw a Destiny’s Child reunion. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared on stage with Beyoncé to sing their ’90s hits “Say My Name,” “Soldier” and “Lose My Breath.”

Beyonce has never been afraid to embrace her African roots and has managed to integrate it into her everyday lifestyle from her fashion choices to her family life.

Beyonce once recorded a Fela album, according to hitmaker, The-Dream.

According to an admission by hit-maker and Grammy-winning artist The-Dream, Beyonce had previously played around with a sound modeled after Fela, the musical based on music and lyrics by the late Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

“We did a whole Fela album that didn’t go up. It was right before we did 4,” said Dream. “We did a whole different sounding thing, about twenty songs. She said she wanted to do something that sounds like Fela. That’s why there’s so much of that sound in the ‘End of Time”  The Dream told Genius.

In May 2017, Beyonce had an African themed baby shower to celebrate her upcoming bundles of joy with friends and family. The “Carter push party” which held on Saturday In Los Angeles, had African drummers, people dressed in African outfits and Afrobeat music blasting in one of the make shift huts.