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Fela: This Bitch of a Life free pdf Revealing the hidden facts of this African superstar's complex personality and the truth about his tumultuous existence, this unique biography is based on hours of conversation and close interaction with the legend himself. The full spectrum of Fela's experience is here: the spirits and trances, the paranoia and drugs, the queens (as he called his wives), and always the music. Interviews with 15 queens, providing their personal stories in their own words, contribute to this amazing story of Fela's life and music. As the creator of Afrobeat - the vibrant fusion of jazz, funk, highlife, and Yoruban music - he protested with lyrics that dealt provocatively with everything from sex to politics, always challenging neocolonialism and the ruling elite. Painting him as an advocate of black power, human rights, and pan-Africanism, this book reveals how Fela shocked, disturbed, and inspired the masses.

About Carlos Moore

Carlos Moore is a political scientist and an ethnologist. He is an honorary research fellow at the School for Graduate Studies and Research of the University of the West Indies Kingston and the author of "Pichon: Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba." Gilberto Gil is a composer, a bandleader, a singer, and a guitarist and has served as the Brazilian minister of culture since 2003. Margaret Busby is a writer, a critic, a broadcaster, and the editor of "Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writing by Women of African Descent.""

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Author : Carlos Moore
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Data Published : 25 June 2009
ISBN : 1556528353
EAN : 9781556528354
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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