Fela Kuti also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.
Music is the Weapon
Free Film Screening
Tuesday, Oct 29th @ 7pm
At WorldBeat Center
A free film screening of Fela Kuti, Music Is the Weapon, a film about the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afro-Beat music, human rights activist, and politician Maverick.
“Music is a weapon of the future / music is the weapon of the progressives / music is the weapon of the givers of life.” ~Fela Kuti
WorldBeat Center produced Fela Kuti in concert in the 80s and has been celebrating his birthday since his passing.
About the Film:
The documentary “Fela Kuti Music is the Weapon” wit the Afrobeat legend, political revolutionary, musician, composer and performer, mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. Some voice-over narration gives basic information on Kuti’s musical career and Nigerian politics, but for the most part, the images are left to speak for themselves. Well shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that were most crucial to his life and work.