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Finding Fela! (17-Jan-2014)

Director: Alex Gibney

Keywords: Music Documentary, Biography

Musical documentary examines the career of Nigerian singer and activist Fela Kuti.

Fela Kuti was a veritable giant of African music, blending several genres -- jazz, rock, and traditional African music among them -- together to create "Afrobeat", a new sound propelling him to controversial stardom in post-colonial Africa. Finding Fela! examines Kuti's career, a storied existence entertaining and inspiring democratic change in his native Nigeria cut short by AIDS in 1997.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Fela Kuti
15-Oct-1938 2-Aug-1997 God of Afrobeat
Paul McCartney
18-Jun-1942   Beatle
20-Jan-1971   Drummer for The Roots


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