Definitions for "Afrobeat"
Keywords:  fela, anikulapo, kuti, nigerian, yoruba
is a popular music style from Nigeria which was created by Fela Kuti. He brought together elements of Juju and American soul music to create the sound. Afrobeat uses large horn and percussion sections with voices, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. Often horn players take lengthy solos in this style, in contrast to other African pop styles. Lyrics are usually in Yoruba and sometimes English.
Term used by Fela Anikulapo Kuti to describe his fusion of West African with black American music.
Afrobeat is a combination of American jazz, funk and Nigerian beat. It was created by Africa's most outspoken artist, the late Fela Ransome Anikulapo of Nigeria in the early 70s at the time British rock and American soul music was dominating most of Africa's music scene. Fela introduced his brand of style to stop the British musical invasion.