FELA KUTI Double Feature (Teacher Don't Teach me Nonsense, Berliner Jazztage '78) (DVD)
"Fela Kuti is an inspiration." - Jay-Z
As a pioneer of Afrobeat and a seminal figure in the history of world music, Fela Kuti's prodigious legacy continues to influence new generations of musicians and fans. His political activism ignited revolutions in Africa and inspired generations around the world.
Almost all modern music owes something to the work of Fela Kuti, and the movement that he founded. This essential double feature captures his genius at the peak of his power and popularity.
Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
Directed by Dennis Marks and Gerry Pomeroy (Associate)
A rarely-seen documentary, mixing candid interviews of Fela Kuti with selected live segments from his stirring performances. Examining his life, music, and political views - this feature serves as an important guide for anyone yearning to learn more about a transformative artist in the history of and development of African music.more info
Berliner Jazztage '78
Directed by George Gruntz (Artistic)
Originally broadcast on German and Nigerian television, this is some of the best live footage of Fela Kuti ever captured on film. As a headliner of the prestigious German music festival, Fela takes the stage with Afrika '70 and captures the hearts of the audience with a raucous, high-energy, exciting musical performance.more info
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Berliner Jazztage '78 may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase a DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880.
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