Sola Olorunyomi - Afrobeat: Fela and the Imagined Continent

"In the seventies, as signs of decay began to show in the capitalist experiment of the newly independent African countries, a "bard of the misrule" emerged on the streets of Lagos. Often shirtless and armed with his trademark saxophone, Fela Anikulapo Kuti tore his way into popular culture with Afrobeat music. Blending ethno-traditional forms with the reigning highlife and jazz rhythms, Afrobeat drew lyrics from the flip side of neo-colonial society and Fela's London and American experience in the sixties"

  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Africa World Pr (August 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592210716
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592210718
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches


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