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Author : Michael Veal
Publisher : Temple University Press
Page : 351 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2000-05-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781566397650

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Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of Nigeria he was simultaneously adulated and loathed, often by the same people at the same time. His outspoken political views and advocacy of marijuana smoking and sexual promiscuity offended many, even as his musical brilliance enthralled them. In his creation of afrobeat, he melded African traditions with African American and Afro-Caribbean influences to revolutionize world music. Although harassed, beaten, and jailed by Nigerian authorities, he continued his outspoken and derisive criticism of political corruption at home and economic exploitation from abroad. A volatile mixture of personal characteristics -- charisma, musical talent, maverick lifestyle, populist ideology, and persistence in the face of persecution -- made him a legend throughout Africa and the world. Celebrated during the 1970s as a musical innovator and spokesman for the continent's oppressed masses, he enjoyed worldwide celebrity during the 1980s and was recognized in the 1990s as a major pioneer and elder statesman of African music. By the time of his death in 1997 from AIDS-related complications, Fela had become something of a Nigerian institution. In Africa, the idea of transnational alliance, once thought to be outmoded, has gained new currency. In African America, during a period of increasing social conservatism and ethnic polarization, Africa has re-emerged as a symbol of cultural affirmation. At such an historical moment, Fela's music offers a perspective on race, class, and nation on both sides of the Atlantic. As Professor Veal demonstrates, over three decades Fela synthesized a unique musical language while also clearing -- if only temporarily -- a space for popular political dissent and a type of counter-cultural expression rarely seen in West Africa. In the midst of political turmoil in Africa, as well as renewal of pro-African cultural nationalism throughout the diaspora, Fela's political music functions as a post-colonial art form that uses cross-cultural exchange to voice a unique and powerful African essentialism.


Author : Trevor Schoonmaker
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2003-07-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1403962103

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This collection is one of two publications in the Fela Project.

Mama Fela's Girls

Author : Ana Baca
Publisher : UNM Press
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0826340237

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The story of Mama Fela and her family living life in northeastern New Mexico at the height of the Great Depression.

Arrest the Music!

Author : Tejumola Olaniyan
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 260 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2004-10-29
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0253217180

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Arrest the Music! by Tejumola Olaniyan Pdf

A bold and energetic close-up on one of Africa's most popular and controversial stars.


Author : John Collins
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Page : 345 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2012-05-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780819575401

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“A vibrant and multifaceted portrait of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti . . . and his role as a giant of modern African music.” —Michael E. Veal, author of Dub 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. A new foreword by Banning Eyre, an up-to-date discography by Ronnie Graham, a timeline, historical photographs, and snapshots by the author are also featured. “As multilayered and significant a document as the singer’s musical contributions. It is a crucial testament about one of the world’s most outspoken and radical artists, and gives deep insight into his life, music and struggles against oppression and mediocrity.” —Journal of World Popular Music

Fela and Me

Author : Sandra Izsadore,Segun Oyekunle
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 295 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Afrobeat
ISBN : 9789185588

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Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Author : Adeshina Afolayan,Toyin Falola
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2022-01-13
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781501374722

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Fela Anikulapo-Kuti by Adeshina Afolayan,Toyin Falola Pdf

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was the Afrobeat music maestro whose life and time provide the lens through which we can outline the postcolonial trajectory of the Nigerian state as well as the dynamics of most other African states. Through the Afrobeat music, Fela did not only challenge consecutive governments in Nigeria, but his rebellious Afrobeat lyrics facilitate a philosophical subtext that enriches the more intellectual Afrocentric discourses. Afrobeat and the philosophy of blackism that Fela enunciated place him right beside Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, and all the others who champion a black and African mode of being in the world. This book traces the emergence of Fela on the music scene, the cultural and political backgrounds that made Afrobeat possible, and the philosophical elements that not only contributed to the formation of Fela's blackism, but what constitutes Fela's philosophical sensibility too.


Author : Wale Sasamura Owoeye
Publisher : Pipit Inc.
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2020-02-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR & FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI – REVOLUTIONARIES OR MARTYRS is a monograph of honour raised in the memory of late Muhiyideen D’Baha Moye of Black Lives Matter movement. The book compares and contrast the two legendary figures of blackism, Tupac and Fela, drawing inferences and interconnections about the activism of the two artists whose life and art epitomized the struggle of the black race for true freedom. The book is written by the foremost Neo-Negritudian, Wale Sasamura Owoeye, author of Sixty-Six Songs

FELA in Relation to Amtrak

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1988
Category : Employers' liability
ISBN : PSU:000014319006

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FELA in Relation to Amtrak by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation Pdf


Author : Carlos Moore
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2010
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0857125893

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I.Beówulf: an Anglo-Saxon Poem

Author : James Albert Harrison,Robert Sharp
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 1894
Category : Electronic
ISBN : MINN:31951002404118Q

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I. Beówulf

Author : James Albert Harrison,Robert Sharp
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 346 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1893
Category : Electronic
ISBN : SRLF:AA0016035867

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Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1888
Category : Electronic
ISBN : UVA:X001532393

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