Fela Book [PDF] Download

Download the fantastic book titled Fela written by Michael Veal, available in its entirety in both PDF and EPUB formats for online reading. This page includes a concise summary, a preview of the book cover, and detailed information about "Fela", which was released on 17 May 2000. We suggest perusing the summary before initiating your download. This book is a top selection for enthusiasts of the Biography & Autobiography genre.

Summary of Fela by Michael Veal PDF

Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of Nigeria he was simultaneously adulated and loathed, often by the same people at the same time. His outspoken political views and advocacy of marijuana smoking and sexual promiscuity offended many, even as his musical brilliance enthralled them. In his creation of afrobeat, he melded African traditions with African American and Afro-Caribbean influences to revolutionize world music. Although harassed, beaten, and jailed by Nigerian authorities, he continued his outspoken and derisive criticism of political corruption at home and economic exploitation from abroad. A volatile mixture of personal characteristics -- charisma, musical talent, maverick lifestyle, populist ideology, and persistence in the face of persecution -- made him a legend throughout Africa and the world. Celebrated during the 1970s as a musical innovator and spokesman for the continent's oppressed masses, he enjoyed worldwide celebrity during the 1980s and was recognized in the 1990s as a major pioneer and elder statesman of African music. By the time of his death in 1997 from AIDS-related complications, Fela had become something of a Nigerian institution. In Africa, the idea of transnational alliance, once thought to be outmoded, has gained new currency. In African America, during a period of increasing social conservatism and ethnic polarization, Africa has re-emerged as a symbol of cultural affirmation. At such an historical moment, Fela's music offers a perspective on race, class, and nation on both sides of the Atlantic. As Professor Veal demonstrates, over three decades Fela synthesized a unique musical language while also clearing -- if only temporarily -- a space for popular political dissent and a type of counter-cultural expression rarely seen in West Africa. In the midst of political turmoil in Africa, as well as renewal of pro-African cultural nationalism throughout the diaspora, Fela's political music functions as a post-colonial art form that uses cross-cultural exchange to voice a unique and powerful African essentialism.


Detail About Fela PDF

  • Author : Michael Veal
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 351 pages
  • ISBN : 1566397650
  • PDF File Size : 21,5 Mb
  • Language : English
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews

Clicking on the GET BOOK button will initiate the downloading process of Fela by Michael Veal. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads.

GET BOOK

Fela

Fela
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 17 May 2000
GET BOOK

Musician, political critic, and hedonist, international superstar Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a sensation throughout his career. In his own country of Nigeria he was simultaneously adulated and loathed, often by the

Fela

Fela
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • File Size : 36,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 04 July 2003
GET BOOK

This collection is one of two publications in the Fela Project.

Fela

Fela
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • File Size : 54,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 05 June 2015
GET BOOK

Fela: Kalakuta Notes is an evocative account of Fela Kuti—the Afrobeat superstar who took African music into the arena of direct action. With his antiestablishment songs, he dedicated himself

Arrest the Music!

Arrest the Music!
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • File Size : 33,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 29 October 2004
GET BOOK

A bold and energetic close-up on one of Africa's most popular and controversial stars.

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • File Size : 31,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 13 January 2022
GET BOOK

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was the Afrobeat music maestro whose life and time provide the lens through which we can outline the postcolonial trajectory of the Nigerian state as well as

Mama Fela's Girls

Mama Fela's Girls
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • File Size : 38,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 22 April 2024
GET BOOK

The story of Mama Fela and her family living life in northeastern New Mexico at the height of the Great Depression.

Fela

Fela
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • File Size : 41,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 22 April 2024
GET BOOK