Lady : Fela and Women

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.
Rita Ray [+-]
DJ and Broadcaster
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Rita Ray is a Club DJ, radio and TV presenter (including the BBC World Music Awards, Festival in the Desert and WOMAD), arranges and produces records and is musical director of theatre and vocal groups.


A discussion of Fela’s complex relationship with women, including his simultaneous marriage to the 27 ‘queens’ and the subsequent simultaneous divorce, the working polygamy model that operated in Fela’s household, the women who guided his path and sparked his political ideas. Vivienne Goldman, Sandra Izadore and Fehintola take the lead , with producer and bass player Dennis Bovell and Kalakutan percussionist Lekan Babalola telling it like they thought it was from their male viewpoints.

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Reinhardt, Max ; Ray, Rita . Lady : Fela and Women. In Search of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2024. ISBN 9781845532017. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25016. Mar 2024

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