A Documentary That Shows How You to Fall in Love with Fela Kuti
Early in this documentary, Bill T. Jones, the director and choreographer of the award-winning Broadway musical Fela!
, explains that, initially, he had only a “standard issue” appreciation of the great Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, who died in 1997. Kuti’s beats, while danceable, are also complicated and polyphonic
. You have to learn to love his music, but once you do, it will take you to...
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