A Study of the Music and Social Criticism of African Musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Studies in the History & Interpretation of Music v. 100)
By: Niki Coker (author)Hardback
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This work is an analysis of the music and politics of Fela Anikulapo-kuti. It traces Fela's development through several stages of political consciousness, awareness and artistic maturity, his evolution from Fela Ransome-Kuti to Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and from Koola Lobito's to Nigeria 70 to Africa 70 and ultimately Egypt 80. He had spent a lifetime producing music that spoke to the existence of the masses in Africa. He had also spent a tremendous amount of time in court, in prison, in jail and receiving beatings from the army and police. Through it all, he remained true to his vision and his music.
Niyi Coker, Jr is currently Director of African American Studies and Associate Professor of Theatre at University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received an MFA in Theatre Directing at Brooklyn College - CUNY, and a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia. His artistic credits include off-Broadway productions, and one documentary on PBS. He has also directed theatre productions in Great Britain and Canada.
Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. Fela Ransome-Kuti; 2. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and the Afrospot Years 1970-75; 3. Kalakuta Republic; 4. Movement of the People (M.O.P.); 5. Discography; References; Index
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