Expensive Shit: African Superstar and the Shrine (1970-1974 Lagos)

In Search of Fela Anikulapo Kuti - Max Reinhardt

Max Reinhardt [+-]
DJ and Writer
Max Reinhardt is a club DJ, music writer, compiler, BBC World Service radio presenter and a composer for children's theatre and television. With fellow juror Rita Ray, he's co-hosted a string of innovative club events, including the acclaimed Shrine nights, DJ's with Andy Sheppard's Short Cuts and programmes international music festivals in London.

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Fela and Africa ’70 return to Lagos and Afrobeat rapidly goes nuclear, both musically and politically/subversively. Fela becomes a superstar, creates his commune/ micro-state the Kalakuta Republic, his club The Shrine and the police begin to harass and raid his compound. The chorus of voices is joined by John Collins, Fela’s friend/ musical associate, musician, writer, broadcaster, producer, Professor of Music at The University of Ghana Legon

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Reinhardt, Max . Expensive Shit: African Superstar and the Shrine (1970-1974 Lagos). In Search of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Sep 2020. ISBN 9781845532017. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25013. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25013. Sep 2020

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