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Afrobeat! Fela and the Imagined Continent

by Sola Olorunyomi, 2005

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.

Full text available online on OpenEdition Books: http://books.openedition.org/ifra/511

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