Es­sen­tial for Africa Month

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Find­ing Fela Avail­able on Net­flix What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate Africa Month than by hon­our­ing one of our con­ti­nent’s most iconic mu­si­cians and ac­tivists: Fela Kuti.

This out­spo­ken Nige­rian artist is ex­am­ined through the lens of Alex Gib­ney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Go­ing Clear), who chron­i­cles the mak­ing of Broad­way hit Fela! in Find­ing Fela.

The Min­neapo­lis Star Tribune wrote of the doc­cie: “At its best, the film man­ages the trick of con­struct­ing a mod­ern myth while si­mul­ta­ne­ously de­con­struct­ing it. On one level, this is a story about how to tell a story. Plus, it’s got a great beat and you can dance to it.” – Grethe Koen

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