Fear Not For Man/Who No Know Go Know: Fela: The legend, the cult, the orisha, the inspiration, the corporation, the industry

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.

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We hear of his death, his massive mass funeral and then of his continuing and growing career…as he becomes all manner of things to all manner of people: everything from unstoppable musical influence to orisha, from best selling artist to Broadway musical ikon. But has this immortal power and legacy been worthily popularised and promulgated or has it just been more aggressively marketed now that Fela has no say in what happens to his music? Is history a possibility for Fela in the popular realm, or only hype? Have the Vagabonds in Power (VIP) and the International Thief Thief (ITT) bought up/colonised the man who had death in his pouch (Anikulapo)? Every voice in the book certainly has something to say about all that…including his youngest son Seun Kuti, Andres Levin, musical director of the Red Hot and Fela album which raised funds for Aids awareness, and Trevor Schoonmaker, curator of Black President , the first major cross-artform exhibition of the Art and Legacy of Fela..

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Reinhardt, Max ; Ray, Rita . Fear Not For Man/Who No Know Go Know: Fela: The legend, the cult, the orisha, the inspiration, the corporation, the industry. In Search of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2022. ISBN 9781845532017. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25019. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25019. Mar 2022

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