Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fela Kuti - Music Is The Weapon

Another incredible short music Documentary!

I've mentioned Fela Kuti on this blog at least three times in the last year and a half. So indeed i'm a fan. It was just brought to my attention that this great eye opening documentary was now on line for everyone to see for free. I first saw it over 10 years ago on a VHS tape. Here it is for you now.

"This documentary provides a vivid look at the life, music and travails of Fela Anikulapo Kuti pre-1982 (when the movie was shot). A musical genius, Fela depicts the true image Nigeria,a country flowing with milk and honey, with the majority of its citizens living in poverty. A critic of the national government, he was a victim injustice - numerous beatings, false imprisonment, destruction of property(including but not limited to the burning of his houses and master recordings), and he always rose again! Needless to say that all of what he ranted about, then, are even more prevalent today. This is a 'must-watch' piece by all people who value freedom."

Thanks, Doug.

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