Sandra Akanke Isidore

Vrai nom:
Sandra Smith
Profil:
Born Sandra Smith in Los Angeles, Izsadore was a young, afro-sporting dancer and Black Panther when she was introduced to Fela Ransome Kuti at a gig at LA's Ambassador Hotel in 1969.

"Fela asked me my name and I told him," she recounted to Carlos Moore. "Then he asked me if I had a car and I said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Good.' He just said 'Good'... Just like that. Then, 'You're going with me.'"
"It just blew my mind 'cause I'd never had anybody be so aggressive with me. I didn't say 'no.'"

Izsadore would become Fela's lover, friend and teacher, giving him a copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and opening his eyes to Black consciousness. Their relationship had its stormy side too, and it was this that inspired Fela when he sat at the piano in Sandra's parents' house, composed the song "My Lady's Frustration" and invented afrobeat.
Izsadore sang lead vocals on the Africa 70 classic "Upside Down" and is still involved in music, often working with LA's Afrobeat Down. Holler at herspace.
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Albums

DWAPS 2005 Up Side Down — Sandra Akanke Isidore Sandra* Sings With Fela* & Africa 70 Sandra* Sings With Fela* & Africa 70 - Up Side Down (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2005 Nigeria 1976 Vendre cette version
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Compilations

WRASS 050 Upside Down / Music Of Many Colours — Sandra Akanke Isidore Sandra Akanke Isidore Sings With Fela* & Africa 70 / Fela Anikulapo Kuti* And Roy Ayers Sandra Akanke Isidore Sings With Fela* & Africa 70 / Fela Anikulapo Kuti* And Roy Ayers - Upside Down / Music Of Many Colours (Comp) Wrasse Records, Barclay WRASS 050 Europe 2001 Vendre cette version