FELA KUTI FILM THIS SATURDAY APRIL 10 @ SMITHSONIAN AFRICAN ART MUSEUM
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Saturday April 10
Fela Kuti –
Music Is the Weapon
This documentary provides an in depth examination of the life and
music of Fela Kuti before 1982.
Through this story one can see the political and emotional climate of
Nigeria during this time. Fela was an outspoken critic of the
government and the documentary describes the numerous issues he faced
from beatings to imprisonment to his houses being destroyed. It’s a
great documentary even if you’re not much of a fan of Afrobeat.
> Nicole Shivers
> Education Specialist
> Smithsonian National Museum of African Art