This is the definitive film on Fela, the "black president", creator of Afrobeat. Fela Anikulapo Kuti is to African music what Bob Marley is to reggae: its prophet. All contemporary forms of black music (from funk to electronic) owe something to the irresistible groove of which he was the creator: Afrobeat. During his life, Fela never ceased to record: more than 60 albums, all mythical. For most of his career he fought against political corruption in his homeland, Nigeria, and was much loved by his people who called him their "Black President" … until 1997, when he died of AIDS at the age of 58.
The film includes previously unreleased versions of ITT, Army Arrangement, Power Show and Authority Stealing (live at The Shrine). It was directed in 1982 by Stephane Tchal-Gadjieff and Jean Jacques Flori.