Academy Award winning, documentary filmmaker, Alex Gibney’s, latest project is called ‘Finding Fela,‘ about the life of, Fela Ransome-Kuti, whom many credit as the father, so-to-speak, of what we call AfroPop or AfroBeat. Anyone who has visited RWM, lately, will be able to tell we are huge Kuti fans. We have not seen the film and will have to note that the reviews have been mixed, mainly because of Gibney’s choice to use the Broadway musical ‘Fela’ as an introduction to Kuti. Anyway, watch the trailer and stream some tracks from the soundtrack below. Don’t forget that we stock six different Kuti titles!!
As fans and fanatics of Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa ’70, sometimes it feels as if we are held hostage, by the owners of his catalog, which seems to go in and out of print. We were giddy upon hearing about the vinyl releases of ‘He Miss Road,’ ‘Fela- Ransome Kuti and The Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker’ and ‘Expensive Shit,’ all of which, we stock. Check out the videos below.