Finding Fela! (17-Jan-2014)|
Director: Alex Gibney
Keywords: Music Documentary, Biography
Musical documentary examines the career of Nigerian singer and activist Fela Kuti.
Fela Kuti was a veritable giant of African music, blending several genres -- jazz, rock, and traditional African music among them -- together to create "Afrobeat", a new sound propelling him to controversial stardom in post-colonial Africa. Finding Fela! examines Kuti's career, a storied existence entertaining and inspiring democratic change in his native Nigeria cut short by AIDS in 1997.
||God of Afrobeat
||Drummer for The Roots
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