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You might like… Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon (1982)

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Shot in 1982 on location in Lagos, Nigeria, this hour-long documentary mixes footage of Fela Kuti interviews with live performances, overlaid with some voice-over narration that explains some of Fela’s political beliefs. It goes behind the scenes in his Kalakuta Republic and highlights the threat he posed to the Nigerian authorities

By Rob Jewitt

Module Leader for MED332 and editor of www.pop-music-cult.com