An interview with Fela

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With the re-release of his back catalogue and a Broadway show about his life now playing in London, Fela Kuti, the controversial king of Afrobeat, is back with a vengeance.

A 1986 interview by Len Brown, reprinted from the Sabotage Times, gives us a glimpse of the man behind the music. It's a fascinating article that pieces together a complex and compelling personality. But its a small fragment that leaves the reader hungry for more.

A fuller account of the man can be found in the pages of his biography: Fela: This bitch of a life by Carlos Moore.

The book includes interviews with Fela's "queens" and a dream sequence in which Fela is given encouragement by his mother which has been the source of a legal battle between the author and the producers of the Broadway play.

For your copy of Fela: This Bitch of a Life, go to our website at:


  • Fela Kuti if you don’t know who he is then you must see the show (for just an introduction) Fela is in his music! I was born lisneting to Fela so seeing the show would be a delight to see how the arts of dance and theater interwine with Fela!

    Posted by Naj on August 07, 2013

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