Day by Day "Do you know Fela Anikulapo Kuti?" asks the late Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer's eldest son midway through Day by Day . It's a rhetorical question: Anyone… Day by Day "Do you know Fela Anikulapo Kuti?" asks the late Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer's eldest son midway through Day by Day . It's a rhetorical question: Anyone… 2008-11-18 Femi Kuti World
Music Review

Day by Day (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 18, 2008; Lead Performance: Femi Kuti; Genre: World

''Do you know Fela Anikulapo Kuti?'' asks the late Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer's eldest son midway through Day by Day. It's a rhetorical question: Anyone with even a passing interest in non-Western music is likely to be familiar with Fela's work, and that's not necessarily a good thing for Femi. Despite how closely he usually follows his father's once-revolutionary formula, he'll never quite be able to live up to that legacy. Even so, Femi's always good for a few easy-riding horn grooves and political calls to arms that his old man would be proud of, which is more than most musicians not named Kuti can claim. B

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Originally posted Nov 12, 2008 Published in issue #1021-1022 Nov 21, 2008 Order article reprints