The Resource Fela : this bitch of a life, Carlos Moore ; foreword by Gilberto Gil ; introduction by Margaret Busby, (electronic resource)

Fela : this bitch of a life, Carlos Moore ; foreword by Gilberto Gil ; introduction by Margaret Busby, (electronic resource)

Label
Fela : this bitch of a life
Title
Fela
Title remainder
this bitch of a life
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Moore ; foreword by Gilberto Gil ; introduction by Margaret Busby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Revealing the hidden facts of this African superstar's complex personality and the truth about his tumultuous existence, this unique biography is based on hours of conversation and close interaction with the legend himself. The full spectrum of Fela's experience is here: the spirits and trances, the paranoia and drugs, the queens (as he called his wives), and always the music. Interviews with 15 queens, providing their personal stories in their own words, contribute to this amazing story of Fela's life and music. As the creator of Afrobeat<U+0151>the vibrant fusion of jazz, funk, highlife, and Yoruban music<U+0151>he protested with lyrics that dealt provocatively with everything from sex to politics, always challenging neocolonialism and the ruling elite. Painting him as an advocate of black power, human rights, and pan-Africanism, this book reveals how Fela shocked, disturbed, and inspired the masses
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
781.63092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.F2955
LC item number
M63 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Fela : this bitch of a life, Carlos Moore ; foreword by Gilberto Gil ; introduction by Margaret Busby, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/NDIzNzU5MTE=
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Fela Fela : cette putain de vie
  • Originally published in English: London : Allison & Busby, 1982, under title: Fela, Fela : this bitch of a life, translated from French by Shawna Moore
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references
  • Includes discography (pages 15-24)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn714822115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781569766699
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f714822115
  • (CaAE) f714822115

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