Finding Fela

Finding Fela

DVD - 2015 | Widescreen edition.
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Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, a combination of jazz, funk, and Nigerian percussion styles. It was also a political force, a propulsive delivery system of Fela's revolutionary ideas, pitched against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a tilt towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan-Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's music and message endure today.
Publisher: [United States] : Fela Films, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ?2015
Branch Call Number: DVD 927.8092 FEL FIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sound, color with black and white sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
NTSC, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby, rda
4 3/4 in.

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 06, 2016

GREAT documentary with lots of music clips of fabulous international artist/musician - who I just recently discovered - better late than never!

And Interesting political peak into post-colonial Africa...

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gingerbeer
Sep 03, 2015

What an interesting and fun documentary about one-of-a-kind musician and activist, Fela. Fans of documentaries about music and political resistance will enjoy this lively and engaging film.

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