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Fela Kuti

The making of a musician - ‘Finding Fela’ by Alex Gibney: A movie review by The New York Times

The small gesture was not Fela Kuti’s style. With his band the Africa 70, this Afrobeat pioneer rolled out monster-size grooves, chugging along with soulful beats, keyboards and horns.

Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti: Africa's Bob Marley - or an African Handel?

When I met Fela Kuti, the self-styled “Black President”, he was in a London hotel wearing only a pair of red underpants, smoking a massive joint, surrounded by three of his wives he notoriously married 26 in one day and his personal magician, a Ghanaian who called himself Professor Hindu.

Fela Kuti

Catching Up With Seun Kuti on "Finding Fela"

Finding Fela is an unforgettable documentary that sits with you, long after the music ends and even the image of Fela Kuti—Nigerian musician, political activist, creator of Afrobeat and subject of the Broadway musical Fela!—begins to fade.