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Finding Fela: the definitive documentary about Fela Kuti 

added: 11 Aug 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk 

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Academy Award® winning director Alex Gibney returns to UK screens this autumn with 'Finding Fela', an utterly compelling and hypnotic portrait of visionary Nigerian musician and social activist, Fela Kuti. 'Finding Fela' is the story of the man who created the musical movement Afrobeat, and who then went on to use it as a form of political protest against the Nigerian dictatorship, becoming a revolutionary, hero and legend.

Capturing the essence of the documentary film from a musical perspective is the 'Finding Fela' soundtrack. The double album includes 15 of Fela's classic tracks, together with an interpretation of "Zombie" from the Fela! Broadway musical, and a never-before released, magical live version of "Colonial Mentality", recorded at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos by the cast of the musical and featuring Fela's son Femi Kuti on saxophone.

'Finding Fela' Track-listing:

CD 1
1: Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'n Quench)
2: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Opposite People (edit)
3: Koola Lobitos - Highlife Time
4: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Lover
5: Fela Kuti & Nigeria 70 - Viva Nigeria
6: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Upside Down (edit)
7: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Egbe Mi O (Carry Me)
8: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Johnny Just Drop (edit)
9: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Vip Pt 2 (Live In Berlin)

CD 2
10: Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (edit)
11: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Go Slow (edit)
12: The Fela! Band - Zombie
13: Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Power Show (edit)
14: Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - Beasts Of No Nation (Edit)
15: Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Shuffering And Shmiling (edit)
16: The Fela! Band With Femi Kuti - Colonial Mentality (Live At The New Afrika Shrine)

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