Fela Anikulapo Kuti FELA In Concert

ISBN 13: 9780803023055

FELA In Concert

 
9780803023055: FELA In Concert

This extraordinary DVD features Nigeria's explosively charismatic superstar, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, at his very best in this historic concert DVD, entitled Fela in Concert, recorded live in Paris in 1981. Fela was not only the most celebrated African musician & composer of his time, but a revolutionary, cultural, and political symbol whose contributions were often overlooked in the Western world.

The African rhythms of his music were profoundly influenced by the sounds of Jazz icons Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Mile Davis, but equally by the Jamaican Reggae of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Burning Spear, forming a new musical style called Afro-Pop.

As a charismatic performer, keyboard player, saxophonist, & composer, Fela's influence extends outside the limits of rhythm and melody, as he using his music as a canvas to reject the imperial trappings of power. He led a political party in Lagos, named The Movement of The People, and was its candidate in the Nigerian Presidential elections of 1983. Pan-Africanist and libertarian, Fela represented the uprising of Black Africa, both politically and musically.

This historic show was recorded in Paris in 1981 during an exclusive, all-night concert. Punctuated by the exotic and suggestive tribal dances and rituals performed on stage by 15 of Fela's wives, this exceptional event was captured by multiple cameras, enhancing this special DVD presentation.

Fela was a musician, a politician, a spiritual chief, and an agitator all at once, but however one views the man, he was undeniably a symbolic icon of struggle & revolution, as well as one of the most beloved men in Africa. In Nigeria, Fela claimed that he was better known than the President. It was probably true.

Selections include:
Instrumental Solo
Army's Arrangement
Original Suffer Head
Power Show

DVD BONUS FEATURES:
Fela Kuti Biography
Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
Digital Dolby Stereo Audio
Multi-dimensional Interactive Menus
Instant Access to Songs and Instrumental Solos

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This extraordinary program features the most famous Nigerian musician and composer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Fela was the most celebrated Black African musician of his time and a revolutionary, cultural and political symbol oftentimes ambiguous to the Western mind. The African rhythms of his music are profoundly influenced by Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis as well as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Burning Spear, forming a new musical style called "Afro-pop," somewhat akin to "Jazz-rock," but with deep African roots.
A charismatic performer, Fela projects the imperial trappings of power. His music is punctuated by exotic and highly suggestive tribal dances and rituals performed on stage by 15 of his 27 wives. Was he a musician? A politician? A religious chief? An agitator? Was he a Miles Davis-James Brown-Malcolm X who decided to marry his 27 dancers and singers, and his first wife, all the same day, in a great tropical ceremony? In any case, he was one of the best-loved men in Africa. In Nigeria (over 80 million population) Fela claimed that he was better known than the President. It was probably true.

Fela, black president - He led a political party in Lagos, the "Movement of the People," and he was its candidate in the Nigerian Presidential elections of 1983. Panafricanist, libertarian, Fela represented the uprising of Black Africa, politically and musically.

This historic show was recorded in Paris on June 30, 1981 during an exclusive "all night" live concert. This exceptional event was captured on tape by multiple cameras and recorded in 24-track stereo sound, newly digitized and enhanced in this DVD presentation. Selections include:

Instrumental Solo
Army's Arrangement
Original Suffer Head
Power Show

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As a charismatic performer, keyboard player, saxophonist, & composer, Fela s influence extends outside the limits of rhythm and melody, as he using his music as a canvas to reject the imperial trappings of power. He led a political party in Lagos, named The Movement of The People, and was its candidate in the Nigerian Presidential elections of 1983. Pan-Africanist and libertarian, Fela represented the uprising of Black Africa, both politically and musically. The African rhythms of his music were profoundly influenced by the sounds of Jazz icons Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Mile Davis, but equally by the Jamaican Reggae of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Burning Spear, forming a new musical style called Afro-Pop. Fela was a musician, a politician, a spiritual chief, and an agitator all at once, but however one views the man, he was undeniably a symbolic icon of struggle & revolution, as well as one of the most beloved men in Africa. In Nigeria, Fela claimed that he was better known than the President. It was probably true.

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