WTJU sponsoring a screening of “Finding Fela” at the Paramount, Nov 2
On Sunday evening, November 2, at 7pm, WTJU is proud to sponsor a screening of a new documentary on the life and legacy of Fela Kuti, “Finding Fela,” which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film.
Finding Fela” tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela’s message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela’s music and message in their struggle for freedom. -Paramount
Over the next several weeks, leading up to the screening, WTJU will be giving away tickets to see the film. For more information, or to secure your tickets early, visit the the Paramount’s website.