The 20th anniversary of Red Hot’s acclaimed album: Red Hot + Riot a tribute to Fela Kuti is here. In celebration of Jon Pareles’ pick for album of the year in the New York Times. Special thanks to the artists that contributed to Riot like D’Angelo, Questlove, Femi Kuti, Talib Kweli, Sade, Tony Allen, Macy Gray, Nile Rogers, Jorge Ben Jor, Baba Maal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dead Prez, Kelis, Roy Hargrove, Archie Shepp, and many others.
On World AIDS Day, December 1st, Red Hot’s made these special bonus tracks available for the first time on streaming platforms. The bonus tracks come from two hours of bonus material including an
unreleased cover of “Sorrow Tears & Blood” by Bilal, an acoustic version of “Trouble Sleep”
with Baba Maal accompanied by the legendary kora player Kaouding Cissoko and an
extended version of Sade’s “By Your Side” by Stuart Matthewman.
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