Mbiya Kabengele and Sandra Izsadore on GREEDY RULES animated sample

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SANDRA IZSADORE is a singer composer who during the early 1970’s met and revitalized Africa’s revolutionary genius FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI. Upon meeting Sandra, Fela’s musical and political ideas changed radically, thus Afro-Beat was born. Sandra is the only featured vocalist on Fela’s music. The song Upside Down, which was a hit in 1977, up to today is considered a classic of Afro-Beat music. It is through her single-handed influence as a midwife for this genre. Sandra Izsadore is called The Mother of Afro-Beat. Sandra Izsadore is immortalized in Fela’s own Biography Fela Fela This Bitch of a Life written by Carlos Moore in 1982, one chapter is dedicated to her.