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Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

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Dive into the vibrant and revolutionary world of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti with "Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti," a compelling exploration of the Nigerian icon who used his musical genius as a form of political expression. Crowned the king of Afrobeat, Fela's creation of a new musical genre blended American funk, jazz, Yoruba, and highlife, transforming his sound into a powerful voice for justice. His life was marked by bold political engagement; he founded his own party and endured imprisonment and torture, yet remained a beloved figure whose funeral drew vast crowds, including those who once opposed him. This richly illustrated book, published on September 2, 2003, not only tracks his profound influence on a diverse range of artists and musicians but also features critical essays and creative pieces that contextualize his impact in the realms of racial, economic, and voting rights justice. Ideal for adult education settings, this publication encourages readers to reflect on how art can be harnessed as a transformative tool for social change.
Published by New Museum of Contemporary Art on September 2, 2003
192 pages
ISBN: 9780915557875
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