Finding Fela: My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos [1983]

Finding Fela: My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos [1983]

by Dan Dinello
     
 

"Finding Fela" is my personal memoir of a journey to Lagos, Nigeria, to film the legendary African musician Fela Kuti. As a white man from Chicago, I experienced extreme culture shock and even got arrested and jailed. Eventually, I lived near Fela's commune, talked with him, and saw him perform at his Lagos club, The Shrine. Now deceased, Fela was

Overview

"Finding Fela" is my personal memoir of a journey to Lagos, Nigeria, to film the legendary African musician Fela Kuti. As a white man from Chicago, I experienced extreme culture shock and even got arrested and jailed. Eventually, I lived near Fela's commune, talked with him, and saw him perform at his Lagos club, The Shrine. Now deceased, Fela was the focus of a recent Broadway musical Fela!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032918196
Publisher:
Dan Dinello
Publication date:
12/03/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
156 KB

Meet the Author

An author and filmmaker, Dan Dinello is a professor in the film and video department at Columbia College Chicago where he was recently appointed its Distinguished Faculty Scholar. Besides the ebook "Finding Fela," he wrote the book "Technophobia! Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technology" (2007) as well as chapters in "The Rolling Stones and Philosophy" (2011), "Philip K. Dick and Philosophy" (2011), "Avatar and Philosophy (Wiley, forthcoming), Anime and Philosophy (2010), and Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy (2009).


HIs most recent article "The Contagious Age" posted on Popmatters.com; he has also written about pop culture and science for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Salon.com and Manchester Guardian. Along with making several award-winning short films, Dan directed episodes of the Comedy Central television series Strangers With Candy and runs the Website Shockproductions.com where he sells two DVDs of his work (Shock Productions V.1 and V.2).


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