08/05/2014 03:03 pm ET Updated Aug 08, 2014

'Finding Fela' Pays Homage To Legendary African Musician, Fela Kuti (VIDEO)

After landing success as a Tony award-winning Broadway musical, the story chronicling the life and times of groundbreaking African composer, performer and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is the subject of the newly released documentary, “Finding Fela.”

The Alex Gibney directed film takes an in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat, brings audiences close to the musician’s fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s and features archival footage of the legendary musician performing and private moments with family and friends,

The Sundance Film Festival selection is now playing at select theaters across the country. Check out the trailer for “Finding Fela” below and a special clip from the film above.

Fela Kuti Celebration
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