- Summary: The 10th full-length release for the saxophonist (and oldest son of Afrobeat artist Fele Kuti) was recorded mainly in Lagos with his band Positive Force.
- Record Label: Knitting Factory
- Genre(s): World, Afrobeat, Pop/Rock
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Feb 23, 2018Kuti and Positive Force don't let up at all during One People One World. Impeccably sequenced, it runs from strength to strength, dazzling with expansive sonic textures, killer arrangements, and a musical genre palette that exists seemingly without boundaries. As a recording artist, Kuti has been reliably consistent, but this date is his masterpiece.
The WireApr 5, 2018It’s a beautiful album, easy to play and dance to, but no less than Seun’s, tinged with enough bitterness, anger and sorrow to provoke deep thought about West Africa’s richest and most problematic musical legacy. [Apr 2018, p.51]
Feb 27, 2018To come into One People One World with preconceptions of hot, pounding Afrobeat is to set oneself up for disappointment. To listen with an open mind is the key to appreciating Femi Kuti's unique music, not confined to a genre or locked in rigid ideas of stylistic tradition.
Q MagazineFeb 23, 2018Lilting protest number Corruption Na Stealing comes closets to discovering a rhythm of its own. [Apr 2018, p.111]
Feb 27, 2018Femi Kuti is still an entertaining performer and One People One World is almost tailor-made for live shows with its sharp performances and joyful tone. But listening to it on its own is a much less satisfying experience. These songs are too similar in tone and message, and unfortunately that makes for an undynamic album.
MojoFeb 23, 2018Only final track, The Way Our Lives Go, a slowish ballad, counts as a surprising divergence from the template. [Mar 2018, p.95]
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