Fela Kuti

 
​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone
​Catch-22: The pressure of being children of musical greats like Kuti and Simone
In an article headlined “Great dynasties of the world”, Guardian columnist Ian Sansom wrote that in the case of family business...
Abena Koomson: life is polyrhythmic
Abena Koomson: life is polyrhythmic
In the off Broadway musical Fela!, an interpretation of the life and music of Afrobeat originator Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Ghanaian American...
Finding Fela: A Celebration of Fela Kuti's life
Finding Fela: A Celebration of Fela Kuti's life
Finding Fela, Alex Gibney’s documentary, celebrates the life of the visionary Nigerian musician and social activist, Fela Kuti.
[Slideshow]Finding Fela Kuti
[Slideshow]Finding Fela Kuti
A doccie about legendary musician Fela Kuti's life and politically-charged music has just been released. These images are a snapshot into his world.
Fela Kuti finally gets a welcome home
Fela Kuti finally gets a welcome home
In the 1970s Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat music became the anti-establishment soundtrack of Africa, an anthem for those railing against the many...
Like father, like Seun
Like father, like Seun
Over the course of a one-hour interview, Seun Kuti talks -- engagingly, entertainingly, animatedly, often hilariously -- about a range of subjects....
Fela Kuti's cousin carries on a lonely struggle in Nigeria
Fela Kuti's cousin carries on a lonely struggle in Nigeria
The Nigerian woman with a famous last name is now 64 and could be home with her grandchildren, but she is here instead, at a dilapidated police...
Fela's fella comes out fighting
Fela's fella comes out fighting
Carlos Moore, the Afro-Cuban scholar and biographer, seems to invite trouble and controversy like his famous subject, Nigerian Afrobeat musician...
Fela Kuti's biographer sues over musical
Fela Kuti's biographer sues over musical
Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been hailed as the Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Bob Dylan of Africa, all wrapped into one.
Broadway's Nigerian fellow
Broadway's Nigerian fellow
Finding myself in New York recently on a rainy autumn afternoon, I made my way to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in Manhattan's bustling mid-town. On...
Cross-continental jams
Cross-continental jams
Fela Kuti will be "dancing in his grave". That's what his son, Femi, says.

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