AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

My Friend Fela and Birth of Afrobeat

Season 12 Episode 1 | 1h 27m 1s Video has closed captioning.

A new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, MY FRIEND FELA is told through conversations with his close friend and official biographer, African-Cuban Carlos Moore. The accompanying live-action animated short, BIRTH OF AFROBEAT, tells how Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and his partner Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat genre.

Aired: 01/20/20

Expires: 02/01/21

Rating: TV-PG

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Distributed nationally by American Public Television