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Bring The Beat In: History of Afrobeat Music

Femi Kuti, the son of late Afro beat Legend Fela Kuti, looks at portraits of his Father at Kalakuta Museum in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. The family of late Afrobeat singer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti celebrated the opening of the Kalakuta Museum on Monday in Lagos in the home the musician once lived in. The opening of the museum comes during Felabration, an annual music festival honoring the singer. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Femi Kuti, the son of late Afro beat Legend Fela Kuti, looks at portraits of his Father at Kalakuta Museum in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. The family of late Afrobeat singer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti celebrated the opening of the Kalakuta Museum on Monday in Lagos in the home the musician once lived in. The opening of the museum comes during Felabration, an annual music festival honoring the singer. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Bring The Beat In is a musical conversation hosted by Lena J., singer, journalist, and host of the Morgan News Hour.

In this episode, Lena J. examines the history Afrobeat, which was developed in Nigeria in the late 1960s by legend Fela Kuti.