In Afrobeat! A popular artist, a counter-hegemonic activist of the hardest grain, meets his most cerebral, disquisitional interpreter.
- ODIA OFEIMUN, Leading African poet and former President, Association of Nigerian Authors.
This is not just another addition to a growing Fela scholarship but a fascinating and frequently insightful study. It is both a celebration of Fela’s uncommon virtuosity and an exploration of his mystique.
- NIYI OSUNDARE, Poet and Professor of English, University of New Orleans.
A Major contribution to Fela scholarship in particular, and African popular culture studies in general; it explores Afrobeat as musical practice and cultural politics.
- TEJUMOLA OLANIYAN, Associate Professor of English, University of Virginia.
An original effort. Like Fela’s life, this account of it is not only a wild ride but a magical African musical mystery tour.
- DAVID COPLAN, Professor of Social Anthropology University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
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