‘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.
Top Nigerian Musician D’banj went to see the documentary and accepted its a good one and a must watch for everyone and not only those who appreciates Afrobeat.
Finding Fela will be showing in BFI South Bank and Cambridge on the 4th of September before hitting the general public at specific cinemas around London for one week, from the 5th to the 11th of September.
Thursday 04 September
London – BFI Southbank – Also, Q&A with Fela’s manager and long-time collaborator, Rikki Stein
Cambridge – Cambridge Arts Picturehouse – Cambridge Film Festival
Friday 05 September
There will be a repitation everyday on this specific Cinemas until the 11th of September.
For more information, visit: www.findingfela.co.uk
Written by: Noellin Imoh