Fela Anikulapo-Kuti : Afrobeat, rebellion, and philosophy /

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Bloomsbury Academic,, New York, United States, p.vii, 290 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01060777, (OCoLC)fst01353986, (OCoLC)fst01919741, Afrobeat, Aspect politique, Aspect social, fast, Nigeria., Philosophy., Political and social views., Political aspects, Politics and government., Social aspects


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Fela Studies ; Fela in Perspectives -- Part A. History and Culture. Natal Tales : Fela and His Family ; The Performative Rhythm : From Highlife to Afrobeat ; The "Woman Question" : Fela and His Wives -- Part B. Fela, Art and Politics. Fela and the Postcolonial Political Economy of Nigeria ; The Politics of Fela's Music ; Fela's Use of Language ; Postcoloniality and Art in Fela and His Afrobeat -- Part C. Fela and Felasophy. Cultural Imperatives in Fela's Music ; Fela's Thoughts on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems ; Fela and Pan-Africanism ; Blackism : Fela's Political Philosophy ; Freedom and Excesses : Fela and His Social Eccentricities -- Part D. Fela in the Future. Post-Fela : Afrobeats as Memorialization ; Fela as a Legacy."Reappraises the life, musical dynamics, and philosophy of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and positions his music within the context of Africa's search for freedom"--