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Fela Phenomenon And Legacy

Author : Mabinuori Kayode Idowu Aka Id
ISBN : 2954367407
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Some opinion out there question the right of people like me to question the kind of image being touted of Fela when I am not a member of the KUTI family, however Fela's answer in 1983 after my departure from his organization to the question: "apart from your immediate family who is the person you hold in very high esteem?" And his answer: "Ohh! There are some young boys - heavy young boys! One is called ID! One is called Duro! One is called Femi-photo! These three young boys they've been with me for a long time. When they burnt my house many people left me you know! Because I didn't have bread (money), till now I still don't have enough bread! Many people left me, but these boys stayed - going on and everything! I dig them so much. And you know they read a lot of books, history books, and African political books! Economic books! African things - they are very vast in knowledge, I dig them you know! I trust them completely. For now! I trust them completely!" (FELA SPEAKS: www.radioshrine.com) From this answer, I hope people can understand where people like us are coming from. Without no pretence and no apologies, I hereby present to my readers the essence of Fela's message and struggle from a deep and authentic experience and knowledge of the man. This is a far cry from the brand name FELA, where he was portrayed as an indecisive man running to his mother for assurance and inspiration and championing polygamy. Included in this volume, a comprehensive discography of Fela, with a summary of all the songs and what message they carry. Happy Reading and Please Pass the Message! Mabinuori Kayode IDOWU (aka ID).


Author : John Collins
ISBN : 9780819575401
Genre : Music
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Fela: Kalakuta Notes is an evocative account of Fela Kuti—the Afrobeat superstar who took African music into the arena of direct action. With his antiestablishment songs, he dedicated himself to Pan-Africanism and the down-trodden Nigerian masses, or “sufferheads.” In the 1970s, the British/Ghanaian musician and author John Collins met and worked with Fela in Ghana and Nigeria. Kalakuta Notes includes a diary that Collins kept in 1977 when he acted in Fela’s autobiographical film, Black President. The book offers revealing interviews with Fela by the author, as well as with band members, friends, and colleagues. For this second edition, Collins has expanded the original introduction by providing needed context for popular music in Africa in the 1960s and the influences on the artist’s music and politics. In a new concluding chapter, Collins reflects on the legacy of Fela: the spread of Afrobeat, Fela’s musical children, Fela’s Shrine and Kalakuta House, and the annual Felabration. As the dust settles over Fela’s fiery, creative, and controversial career, his Afrobeat groove and political message live on in Kalakuta Notes. Features a new foreword by Banning Eyre, an up-to-date discography by Ronnie Graham, a timeline, historical photographs, and snapshots by the author.
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ISBN : UOM:39015016672043
Genre : Arts, African
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Afro Brazilians

Author : Niyi Afolabi
ISBN : 9781580462624
Genre : Literary Collections
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An interdisciplinary study on the myth of racial democracy in Brazil through the prism of producers of Afro-Brazilian culture.
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Cincinnati Magazine

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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.

Black President

Author : Trevor Schoonmaker
ISBN : UOM:39015058209258
Genre : Art
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Crowned the king of Afrobeat and dubbed the Black President, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was a master performer, composer and voice of the oppressed. The Nigerian musician and activist invented an infectious new musical genre called Afrobeat, combining American funk and jazz with traditional Yoruba and highlife music to end up with a sound that doubled as a weapon for justice. Troubled by the state of Nigerian society, he assembled and built his Kalakuta Republic and created his own political party, actions which saw him arrested, imprisoned and beaten by the police and military--but Fela was so influential in Nigerian cultural and political life that even they flocked to his funeral to pay respect to their fallen hero. This book features a diverse range of artists who continue to be inspired by Fela's artistic genius and dedication to justice and equality: from visual practitioners like Sanford Biggers, Sokari Douglas Camp, Kendell Geers, Alfredo Jaar, Moshekwa Langa, Olu Oguibe, Yinka Shonibare and Kara Walker to musicians, rappers and DJs. Accompanying essays consider Fela's influence on his musical contemporaries and on an international array of visual artists, Fela as African Blaxploitation hero, and Fela's music in the context of the Nigerian political situation and contemporary activist art. Also included are an updated version of a seminal 1980s article on Fela, a fiction-driven story that reconstructs the last six months of Fela's life, and a poem that deals with Fela's influence on the poet's conception of Africa.
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The News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133497953
Genre : Nigeria
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Category: Nigeria

Glendora Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113336486
Genre : Arts, Black
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Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000008597076
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries