Finding Fela: My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos

Finding Fela My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos Finding Fela is my personal memoir of a journey to Lagos Nigeria to film the legendary African musician and political firebrand Fela Kuti the Black President In Fela was Africa s best known p

  • Title: Finding Fela: My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos
  • Author: Dan Dinello
  • ISBN: 9781466197923
  • Page: 253
  • Format: ebook
  • Finding Fela is my personal memoir of a journey to Lagos, Nigeria, to film the legendary African musician and political firebrand Fela Kuti, the Black President In 1983, Fela was Africa s best known performer he mixed radical politics and pop music as they have rarely been mixed before As a white man from Chicago, I experienced extreme culture shock and even got arr Finding Fela is my personal memoir of a journey to Lagos, Nigeria, to film the legendary African musician and political firebrand Fela Kuti, the Black President In 1983, Fela was Africa s best known performer he mixed radical politics and pop music as they have rarely been mixed before As a white man from Chicago, I experienced extreme culture shock and even got arrested and jailed Eventually, I lived near Fela s commune, talked with him several times, became friends with many of his followers, and saw him perform at his Lagos club, The Shrine Now deceased, Fela was the focus of a recent Broadway musical Fela

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