Matt Diehl
February 14, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

Shoki Shoki

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Femi Kuti
Producers
MCA

We gave it an A-

Although he won’t shock Western ears, the son of late Nigerian legend Fela Kuti takes a cue from his revolutionary father by rocking the party AND politics. On ”Shoki Shoki” he brilliantly forges a link between Afrobeat and James Brown, spicing his percussive stew with acid jazz, hip-hop, and soul flavor while remaining true to his roots, proving himself an able ambassador to all rhythm nations. A-

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