Troy Posted August 11, 2014 Report Share Posted August 11, 2014 I saw this film yesterday. Fela was great band leader and activist, but homie was off the chain. I guess he had to be; to stand up to the Nigerian government the way he did... This bio-pic is definitely worth checking out Finding Fela: Music is the Weapon tells the story of Fela Kuti's life (1938 - 1997), his music, and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) brings audiences close to Mr. Kuti's fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. With his audacious music and a great deal of courage, Fela Kuti helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria, promoted Pan Africanist politics to the entire world and became an inspiration in the global fight for the rights of all oppressed people. © Kino Lorber In Theaters: Aug 1, 2014 Limited Unrated, 1 hr. 59 min. Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary Directed By: Alex Gibney Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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