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Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon" (DVD)

Cast : Fela Kuti
Available Date : 12/01/2009
Release Year : 1982
Running Time : 53
UPC : 705105268514
Country : France
Language: English
Subject : Music, Journalism and Mass Communications, African Studies
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Fela Kuti is to African music what Bob Marley is to reggae: its prophet. All contemporary forms of black music, from funk to electronic, owe something to the irresistible groove of the Afrobeat sound that he created. He recorded more than 60 albums and spent a lifetime fighting against political corruption in his homeland of Nigeria, where the people affectionately called him their "Black President."

Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela detailing his thoughts on politics, Pan-Africanism, music and religion, alongside unpublished versions of songs like ITT, Army Arrangement and Power Show. For all who wish to know more about an artist at the heart of African musical history, Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon is an essential film.

Product Extras :
  • Features 40 minutes of additional Fela Kuti concert footage!
  • Jean Jacques Flori - Director
  • Stephen Tchal-Gadjieff - Director
  • Fela Kuti - Himself


"...far more than a glimpse at Fela Kuti playing live." -PopMatters

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