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Stream The 'Finding Fela' Soundtrack

Stream the new soundtrack for the Fela Kuti documentary 'Finding Fela.'


Finding Fela, the new Fela Kuti documentary from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney, begins its North American theatrical run on August 1st. To celebrate we've been finding Fela in our Okayafrica archives this week with a look back at our favorite Fela-related videos, galleries, remixes, interviews and much more. So far we've dug up interviews with Questlove and TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, the Best Fela Kuti Mashups, and our favorite videos from Red Hot + FELA. Today we have something brand new in store.

Knitting Factory Records is gearing up to release the official Finding Fela soundtrack next week. The soundtrack to the film includes 17 classic Fela tracks plus a never-before released live version of “Colonial Mentality” recorded at the New Afrika Shine featuring Femi Kuti joining the Fela! musical cast and band in a historic encore to the performance of Fela for Kalakuta. This morning the folks at A.V. Club premiered an advanced stream, which you can listen to in full below. Finding Fela: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is due out July 29th via KFR. Grab a pre-order here.

Finding Fela: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist

1. Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'n Quench)

2. Opposite People (edit)

3. Highlife Time

4. Lover

5. Viva Nigeria

6. Upside Down (edit)

7. Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)

8. Johnny Just Drop (edit)

9. VIP (Part 2 Live In Berlin)

10. Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (edit)

11. Go Slow (edit)

12. Zombie

13. Power Show (edit)

14. Beasts of No Nation (edit)

15. Shuffering and Shmiling (edit)

16. Colonial Mentality (Live at the New Afrika Shrine)

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Finding Fela North American Theatrical Dates

New York, NY, IFC Center (August 1-7)

Denver, CO, Landmark Chez Artiste (August 8-14)

Washington, DC, Landmark E Street Cinema (August 8-14)

Vineyard Haven, MA, Martha's Vineyard Film Society (8/8-8/10 & 8/15-8/17 ONLY)

Santa Fe, NM, The Screen (August 8-14)

Berkeley, CA, Landmark Shattuck Cinemas (August 15-21)

Los Angeles, CA, Landmark Nuart Theatre (August 15-21)

San Diego, CA, Landmark Ken Cinema (August 15-21)

San Francisco, CA, Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema (August 15-21)

Atlanta, GA, Landmark Midtown Art Cinema (August 15-21)

Boston, MA, Landmark Kendall Square Cinema (August 15-21)

Philadelphia, PA, Landmark Ritz at the Bourse (August 15-21)

Nashville, TN, Belcourt Theatre (August 15-21)

Minneapolis, MN, Landmark Lagoon Cinema (August 22-28)

Albuquerque, NM, Guild Cinema (August 22-25)

Columbus, OH, Gateway Film Center (August 22-28)

Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma City Museum of Art (August 29-30)

Houston, TX, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (August 29 - September 4)

Seattle, WA, Landmark Varsity Theatre (August 29 - September 4)

Montreal, QC, POP Montreal (September 19)

Memphis, TN, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (October 23)

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