Fela Kuti and His Music
April 23, 2005 Saturday 3PM CT
Fela (FEH-lah) Kuti (KOO-tee) used music to express the disillusionment of Nigerians in the postcolonial nation, and his message spread throughout Africa and the world. This hour on Here on Earth, join Jean Feraca and her guest for a discussion of Fela's "Afro-Beat" style and the politics in his music.
- Tejumola (TAY-jew-mo-lah) Olaniyan (oh-LAN-ee-an), author of Arrest the Music!: Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics, professor of African Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin.
Soundbites and Music Used in the Program