The Craig Fahle Show

The History And Politics Behind 'Fela!'

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Broadway Production of 'FELA!' opens for its three-week run at Detroit's Music Hall February 14th. In this segment, Craig discusses the life of Fela Kuti, as well as the history and politics of Nigeria that were the backdrop of his life, with Professor Tejumola Olaniyan, author of Arrest the Music!, and Nigerian artist and personal friend of Fela, Lemi Ghariokwu. Music Hall Artistic Director and President Vince Paul talks about bringing 'FELA!' to Detroit.

Read more about Fela Kuti's legacy here.

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Photo and videos credits | WDET's Matt Elliott and the Oronbaba Youtube Channel.