Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway

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St. Martin's Griffin
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6.06 X 9.22 X 0.62 inches | 0.67 pounds

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About the Author

Trevor Schoonmaker is an independent curator living in New York. He is director of the Fela Project, a multimedia project on the influence of Fela Kuti.


"...the book's diversity of perspectives is part of what makes it click." --Malcolm Venable, Black Issues Book Review

"...a fascinating window onto the cultural politics of the developing world." --Publishers Weekly Annex, 7/21/03

"Fela Anikulapo Kuti was James Brown, Huey Newton, Rick James, Bob Marley Duke Ellington and ODB all rolled up in one black African fist. The protest artist as a real live, awake and hungry human being. Africa's original rock superstar. The importance vitality and power of his work can not be overestimated. A pure blend of ancestry and modern marvel . If you don't know about Fela you surely need to find out now...!" --Mos Def

"An amazing compendium of work about the seminal 20th century African musical icon and activist." --Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, author of Willow Weep for Me

"This is an excellent collection of articles on FELA, it gives so many angles for us to understand one of the most crucial African figures of this age." --Angelique Kidjo

"This book is a trippy excursion into the world of conscious hero and musical icon Fela Kuti -- a must-read for all music lovers and people who care about the history and future of Africa and Africans around the world." --Ahmir 'uestlove Thompson, The Roots