By Tejumola Olaniyan
"Olaniyan has given us a profound and fantastically built-in ebook which culminates in a persuasive interpretation of the connection among Fela’s it seems that incompatible presentational selves.... The book’s available 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 e-book you are feeling like... ransacking your assortment for Fela tapes." —Karin Barber
"... an fundamental significant other to Fela’s song and a wealthy resource of knowledge for reviews in sleek African renowned music." —Akin Euba
Arrest the song! is a full of life musical research of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one in all Africa’s such a lot recognizable, renowned, and debatable musicians. the fancy originator of the "Afrobeat" sound and self-proclaimed voice of the unvoiced, Fela used song, sharp-tongued lyrics, and derisive humor to problem the shortcomings of Nigerian and postcolonial African states. the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visible artwork, humans, and companies during which Fela produced his song, Tejumola Olaniyan deals a much broader, extra suggestive viewpoint on Fela and his influence on listeners in all components of the realm.
Placing Fela entrance and middle, Olaniyan underscores very important social matters resembling authenticity, racial and cultural id, the connection of pop culture to radical politics, and the that means of postcolonialism, nationalism, and globalism in modern Africa. Readers attracted to tune, tradition, society, and politics, whether they understand Fela and his song, will locate this paintings necessary for figuring out the profession of an African celebrity and the politics of pop culture in modern Africa.
African Expressive Cultures—Patrick McNaughton, common editor
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Arrest the Music!: Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics (African Expressive Cultures) by Tejumola Olaniyan