My Friend Fela
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Joel Zito Araújo’s documentary presents an insight into the life and influences of Fela Kuti, Afrobeat pioneer and activist, through the eyes and conversations of his close friend and biographer, Carlos Moore. Following his early journeys to London and New York, and his life in Nigeria at the Kalakuta Republic, the film highlights how Fela first became introduced to his own African identity and discusses the forces close to him which shaped his views, often offering a different perspective from the more popularly prescribed ones which see Kuti emerging fully formed as a ghetto pop idol. SE