As I continue to get myself "musically prepared" for tonight's Roy Ayers show at Yoshi's, I thought I would post another classic track that he collaborated on with Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti called "2000 Blacks Got to be Free". This funky gem was featured on the 1980 album Music of Many Colours, which was a collaborated effort between Kuti and Ayers that also featured the track "Africa - Centre Of The World ". Even though I highly doubt Ayers will perform this eighteen-plus minute track in tonight's set, I couldn't help but share this amazing song that truly brings out the musical brilliance in both artists. Enjoy!
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers - 2000 Blacks Got to be Free