By Tejumola Olaniyan
"Olaniyan has given us a profound and fantastically built-in publication which culminates in a persuasive interpretation of the connection among Fela’s it sounds as if incompatible presentational selves.... The book’s obtainable and evocative prose is in itself one of those homage to Fela’s continuous skill to seduce and astonish.... this is often such an enticing ebook you're feeling like... ransacking your assortment for Fela tapes." —Karin Barber
"... an fundamental significant other to Fela’s song and a wealthy resource of data for reports in sleek African renowned music." —Akin Euba
Arrest the track! is a full of life musical examine of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, considered one of Africa’s such a lot recognizable, well known, and debatable musicians. the flowery originator of the "Afrobeat" sound and self-proclaimed voice of the unvoiced, Fela used track, sharp-tongued lyrics, and derisive humor to problem the shortcomings of Nigerian and postcolonial African states. taking a look at the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visible artwork, humans, and organisations wherein Fela produced his track, Tejumola Olaniyan bargains a much wider, extra suggestive viewpoint on Fela and his effect on listeners in all elements of the realm.
Placing Fela entrance and heart, Olaniyan underscores very important social concerns reminiscent of authenticity, racial and cultural id, the connection of pop culture to radical politics, and the which means of postcolonialism, nationalism, and globalism in modern Africa. Readers drawn to song, tradition, society, and politics, whether they comprehend Fela and his tune, will locate this paintings priceless for figuring out the occupation of an African famous person and the politics of pop culture in modern Africa.
African Expressive Cultures—Patrick McNaughton, normal editor
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