Highlife Documentary Recommendations?
March 11, 2010 3:09 PM Subscribe
Where can I find documentaries on the Nigerian Highlife musical movement?
posted by CharlesV42 to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've loved the Nigerian Highlife I've explored via compilations such as Nigeria Special
, but I'm looking for some more exposure and background on the movement, the players, etc. I've seen Fela Kuti - Music is the Weapon
, and this Orland Owoh documentary
, and the clips from this BBC Documentary
(though that appears to not be the complete program).
I'm looking for documentaries, or books, or even other compilation recommendations (my mp3s are offline, but I've got the rough guides, and a few others, as well as some one-offs from artists, but nothing really historical or retrospective). Ideally ones I could buy in the US, or from a reputable dealer if it's from overseas. Thanks in advance!