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'Finding Fela!' uses musical bio as entry point to tell Fela Kuti story
'Finding Fela!' uses musical bio as entry point to tell Fela Kuti story

"Finding Fela!" is a hall-of-mirrors documentary that dissects the complex public persona of the late Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti though the lens of the 2009 Broadway musical biography "Fela!" Directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, whose credits include "Taxi to the Dark Side" and "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," the documentary follows the Broadway cast of "Fela!" to Africa, where they performed for the musical live audiences in Lagos, Nigeria. The documentary uses the Broadway musical, which was directed by Bill T. Jones, as a way to pose questions about Fela's constantly shifting identity and his penchant...

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