No Place for My Dream Image
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  • Summary: Produced by Sodi Marciszewer, the album with influences from Afrobeat, Caribbean, and Latin music from the oldest son of Fela was recorded in Paris.
  • Record Label: Knitting Factory Records
  • Genre(s): International, West African, African Traditions, Afro-beat, Nigerian
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 10, 2013
    80
    Three years ago, Africa For Africa felt like a career highlight: this isn't far behind. [Aug 2013, p.96]
  2. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    He acknowledges and celebrates musical difference, allows for those tensions to reveal themselves inside his music, and creates a dialogue that uses rhythm and harmony as unifying signifiers in his political language. Brilliant.
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    In the past, Femi has sounded just as vital and his playing just as powerful, but he's never done it in such radiant tones.
  4. Jul 2, 2013
    70
    This new record is a return to his trademark jazz-and-funk Afro-beat grooves but is solid throughout if you appreciate energetic big-band arrangements, a theatrical backup chorus, and Femi out front wailing from the heart and giving hope to the voiceless.
  5. Aug 12, 2013
    70
    No Place for My Dream is an aggressively persuasive reminder that, until things start going their way, the people of Africa are going to make a hell of a lot of racket.
  6. Jun 24, 2013
    60
    He's still worth checking out, though more for the musical experiment than the admirable, though now predictable, message, which veers towards easy sloganeering at times.
  7. Jul 17, 2013
    60
    While Femi's flame doesn't burn quite as strong as his dad's, the Kuti family still holds the belt as reigning champs of Afrobeat. [No. 100, p.55]

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