Confusion is a 1975 studio album by Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti
(pictured) and his band. It was arranged, composed, and produced by
Kuti, who emphasized his African heritage and nationalism on the album.
Confusion is a commentary on post-colonial Lagos and its lack of
infrastructure and proper leadership. Kuti's pidgin English lyrics
depict difficult conditions in the city, including frenetic,
multilingual street markets and inextricable traffic jams at Lagos'
major intersections. Confusion is a one-song Afrobeat album with an
entirely instrumental first half featuring free form interplay between
Kuti's electric piano and Tony Allen's percussion. It leads to an
extended mid-tempo section with polyrhythms by Allen and tenor saxophone
by Kuti, who follows with call-and-response vocal passages. Since the
record's release by EMI, it has been praised by music critics, who found
it exemplary of Kuti's Afrobeat style and recommended it as a highlight
from his extensive catalog. In both 2000 and 2010, Confusion was
reissued and bundled with Kuti's 1973 Gentleman album.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confusion_(album)>
Today's selected anniversaries:
According to Korean legend, Dangun, the "grandson of
heaven", established Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom.
The United Kingdom successfully completed a nuclear test to
become the world's third nuclear power.
Oswaldo López Arellano replaced Honduran President Ramón
Villeda Morales in a violent coup and initiated two decades of military
The hunger strike by Irish Republican Army prisoners at HM
Prison Maze in Belfast ended after seven months and ten deaths.
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, establishing
the Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly referred to as a bailout of
the U.S. financial system, was enacted.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A little man; a dwarf, a mannikin.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Once a country is habituated to liars, it takes generations to
bring the truth back.