Celebration of Fela Kuti

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(KTVI) -  Get ready to celebrate Fela Kuti, an African beat pioneer and activist.

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti`s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela`s message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela`s music and message in their struggle for freedom. Finding Fela was directed by the Academy Award winning director, Alex Gibney.

See the film

Finding Fela documentary screening
@ Kranzberg Arts Center - 7pm, $10

'Jump N Funk' - an audio/visual celebration of Fela Kuti feat. Rich Medina & The Marksman
@ 333 North Beaumont - 9pm, $10 advance / $15 day of show