By Tejumola Olaniyan
"Olaniyan has given us a profound and wonderfully built-in ebook which culminates in a persuasive interpretation of the connection among Fela’s it seems that incompatible presentational selves.... The book’s obtainable and evocative prose is in itself a type of homage to Fela’s continuous skill to seduce and astonish.... this is often such an enticing publication you're feeling like... ransacking your assortment for Fela tapes." —Karin Barber
"... an essential significant other to Fela’s song and a wealthy resource of knowledge for reports in glossy African well known music." —Akin Euba
Arrest the song! is a full of life musical learn of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one in every of Africa’s so much recognizable, renowned, and arguable musicians. the flowery originator of the "Afrobeat" sound and self-proclaimed voice of the unvoiced, Fela used song, sharp-tongued lyrics, and derisive humor to problem the shortcomings of Nigerian and postcolonial African states. taking a look at the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visible artwork, humans, and enterprises wherein Fela produced his song, Tejumola Olaniyan deals a much wider, extra suggestive viewpoint on Fela and his influence on listeners in all components of the area.
Placing Fela entrance and heart, Olaniyan underscores very important social matters similar to authenticity, racial and cultural identification, the connection of pop culture to radical politics, and the that means of postcolonialism, nationalism, and globalism in modern Africa. Readers attracted to track, tradition, society, and politics, whether they be aware of Fela and his song, will locate this paintings necessary for knowing the profession of an African megastar and the politics of pop culture in modern Africa.
African Expressive Cultures—Patrick McNaughton, basic editor
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